MFB - medial forebrain bundle
Peter at brentano.demon.co.uk
Tue Aug 22 16:20:29 EST 1995
In article: <823586815wnr at brentano.demon.co.uk> Peter Hood <Peter at brentano.demon.co.uk> writes:
> I forgot to mention that there are some experiments that appear to show that the
> *anticipation* of reward is thought by some to be more important than the appreciation
> of reward. The data and methodology are/where somewhat controversial, and involve
> using a destructive 'sawtooth' current in the region of the nucleus accumbens.
> This is done at the same time as exposing male rats to female rats in estrus,
> and then making the female rats 'available', measuring the activity in both conditions.
> As I am just about to go to work I haven't time to think about the references. If I
> can find them I will post them to this thread.
> As I say this may be somewhat controversial. I briefly met some people involved in
> this method, and they seemed fairly pukka.
The technique is known as 'voltammetry'. A neurophysiologist colleague of mine in
UCL (London) can only spit when it is mentioned!
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