Essays about: "reward pathways"

Found 5 essays containing the words reward pathways.

  1. 1. Sex-dependent differences in human reward processing : A systematic review

    University essay from Högskolan i Skövde/Institutionen för biovetenskap

    Author : Simon Nyqvist Ghashghaian; [2022]
    Keywords : Reward-processing; sex-differences; dopamine; reward pathways; sex hormones;

    Abstract : Much work has been done in the neuroscience of reward processing, such as; mapping brain areas, key neurotransmitters, and connectivity patterns related to different aspects of reward-related behavior. There are a lot of suggested behavioral and neural sex differences in reward processing, primarily based on animal studies of reward behavior. READ MORE

  2. 2. The adolescent brain on social-media : A systematic review

    University essay from Högskolan i Skövde/Institutionen för biovetenskap

    Author : Michaela Åström; [2021]
    Keywords : Adolescence; neuroimaging; social brain; social rewards; social-media use SMU ;

    Abstract : Adolescence is an exceptional period of life, not least in terms of social and brain development. Friends become increasingly important, susceptibility to peer rejection increases, and brain regions involved in social cognition are predicted to go through major changes. READ MORE

  3. 3. Intrinsic Motivation and its Neural Correlates

    University essay from Högskolan i Skövde/Institutionen för biovetenskap

    Author : Josefin Lidén; [2019]
    Keywords : intrinsic motivation; self-determination theory; neuroscience; dopaminergic pathways;

    Abstract : Why is motivation important? The answer is simple to most of us: it is what makes people push forward and act. Intrinsic motivation is the kind of motivation that arises from within a person, making her or him strive towards a goal for no other reward than the feeling it will bring. READ MORE

  4. 4. Dependence-induced changes in opioid-receptor gene expression

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologiTekniska högskolan

    Author : Anna Johansson; [2013]
    Keywords : Neuropeptides; Alcohol; Gene expression; C57 BL6 mice model; Addiction; VTA; Opioid Receptors; Reward; Quantitative RT-PCR; neoropeptider; gene expression; real tids-PCR;

    Abstract : Using drugs such as alcohol and morphine among others can be addictive in some individuals, and progress into a substance abuse disorder. The mesolimbic dopaminergic system (MD-system) is involved in the reward process during the development of drug addiction. READ MORE

  5. 5. Leucine intake affects brain activity and central expression of genes associated with food intake, energy homeostasis and reward.

    University essay from Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för hållbar samhälls- och teknikutveckling

    Author : Alina Johansson; [2011]
    Keywords : food intake; reward; leucine;

    Abstract : Leucine injections directly into the brain decrease food intake whereas supplementation of this amino acid in a diet has a negligible effect on food intake. We sought to investigate why orally supplemented leucine is ineffective as an anorexigen. READ MORE