Behavioral Neuroscience of Motivation

  • Eleanor H. Simpson
  • Peter D. Balsam

Part of the Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences book series (CTBN, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Stephen C. Woods, Denovan P. Begg
    Pages 15-34
  3. Ana Maria Magariños, Donald Pfaff
    Pages 35-49
  4. Heather K. Caldwell, H. Elliott Albers
    Pages 51-103
  5. M. J. F. Robinson, A. M. Fischer, A. Ahuja, E. N. Lesser, H. Maniates
    Pages 105-136
  6. Michael C. Antle, Rae Silver
    Pages 137-169
  7. Vincent D. Campese, Robert M. Sears, Justin M. Moscarello, Lorenzo Diaz-Mataix, Christopher K. Cain, Joseph E. LeDoux
    Pages 171-195
  8. John D. Salamone, Marta Pardo, Samantha E. Yohn, Laura López-Cruz, Noemí SanMiguel, Mercè Correa
    Pages 231-257
  9. A. David Redish, Nathan W. Schultheiss, Evan C. Carter
    Pages 313-333
  10. L. Felice Reddy, William P. Horan, Michael F. Green
    Pages 357-373
  11. Paul J. Meyer, Christopher P. King, Carrie R. Ferrario
    Pages 473-506
  12. Michael M. Barrus, Mariya Cherkasova, Catharine A. Winstanley
    Pages 507-529
  13. James F. M. Cornwell, Becca Franks, E. Tory Higgins
    Pages 547-568
  14. Kimberly N. Walter, Nancy M. Petry
    Pages 569-581
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 583-587

About this book


This volume covers the current status of research in the neurobiology of motivated behaviors in humans and other animals in healthy condition. This includes consideration of the psychological processes that drive motivated behavior and the anatomical, electrophysiological and neurochemical mechanisms which drive these processes and regulate behavioural output. The volume also includes chapters on pathological disturbances in motivation including apathy, or motivational deficit as well as addictions, the pathological misdirection of motivated behavior. As with the chapters on healthy motivational processes, the chapters on disease provide a comprehensive up to date review of the neurobiological abnormalities that underlie motivation, as determined by studies of patient populations as well as animal models of disease. The book closes with a section on recent developments in treatments for motivational disorders.


addiction apathy depression incentive motivation schizophrenia

Editors and affiliations

  • Eleanor H. Simpson
    • 1
  • Peter D. Balsam
    • 2
  1. 1.New York State Psychiatric InstituteColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Barnard CollegeColumbia University Barnard CollegeNew YorkUSA

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