Overlapping neural systems underlying "incentive hope" and apprehension

Mattie Tops*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Positioning incentive hope in a general model of behavioral control systems removes artificial boundaries between mechanisms of incentive motivation in foraging behavior and other functions of the striatum and connected systems. Specifically, incentive hope may involve mechanisms of anticipation of both reward and threat, explaining why anxious individuals show stronger potentiation of incentive motivation under conditions of reward uncertainty.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere54
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Early online date19 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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