SBS talk series

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SBS talk series

Please join us for a talk given by Kyle Smith, Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College.

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Moore Hall, room 202
Intended Audience(s): Faculty, Postdoc, Students-Graduate
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
Registration required.

Brain mechanisms for reward cue attraction


Cues that predict reward engage reward seeking.  They can also acquire their own motivational properties, capturing attention and triggering cue-directed approach and interaction.  This is thought to reflect the cues being attributed with incentive salience.  I will discuss some recent work in which we show how connections between the nucleus accumbens and ventral pallidum in the limbic system are important, but in surprising ways, for the incentive salience of cues.  Data will also be shown that suggest the attraction to cues can be powerfully enduring once it is acquired.

For more information, contact:
Courtney Rogers

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.