HELP: Neurobiology of reinforcement

Paul P. Wang wang at crl.ucsd.edu
Wed Mar 1 08:37:33 EST 1995


In article <3ismif$j6i at solaris.cc.vt.edu>, Jason Richardson
<jaricha5 at vt.edu> wrote:

> I'm a graduate student in (of all things) philosophy.  I have been
> trying to find empirical support for a particular theory in the
> philosophy of mind.  In order to do so, one thing I need to
> understand better is the neurobiological basis of reinforcement,
> i.e., increase in the probability that a particular behavior will be
> produced subsequent to a reward for that behavior (a la Skinner).  I
> haven't yet been able to find much research on this topic, however.
> Can anyone point me in the right direction?

I'm not sure, but try looking up "nucleus accumbens."  
Also, I wonder if your question can more generally be
thought of as the neurobiology of learning.  If so, then
all of the research on memory and conditioning would be
relevant.  



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