Behavioral perspectives on the neuroscience of drug addiction

Gail Winger, James H. Woods, Chad M. Galuska, Tammy Wade-Galuska

Resultado de la investigación: Review articlerevisión exhaustiva

24 Citas (Scopus)


Neuroscientific approaches to drug addiction traditionally have been based on the premise that addiction is a process that results from brain changes that in turn result from chronic administration of drugs of abuse. An alternative approach views drug addiction as a behavioral disorder in which drugs function as preeminent reinforcers. Although there is a fundamental discrepancy between these two approaches, the emerging neuroscience of reinforcement and choice behavior eventually may shed light on the brain mechanisms involved in excessive drug use. Behavioral scientists could assist in this understanding by devoting more attention to the assessment of differences in the reinforcing strength of drugs and by attempting to develop and validate behavioral models of addiction.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)667-681
Número de páginas15
PublicaciónJournal of the experimental analysis of behavior
EstadoPublished - nov 2005
Publicado de forma externa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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