The role of the nucleus accumbens in knowing when to respond

Teghpal Singh, Michael A. McDannald, Yuji K. Takahashi, Richard Z. Haney, Nisha K. Cooch, Federica Lucantonio, Geoffrey Schoenbaum

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While knowing what to expect is important, it is equally important to know when to expect it and to respond accordingly. This is apparent even in simple Pavlovian training situations in which animals learn to respond more strongly closer to reward delivery. Here we report that the nucleus accumbens core, an area well-positioned to represent information about the timing of impending rewards, plays a critical role in this timing function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-87
Number of pages3
JournalLearning and Memory
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2011


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