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    The Affective Core of Emotion: Linking Pleasure, Subjective Well-Being, and Optimal Metastability in the Brain.Morten L. Kringelbach & Kent C. Berridge - 2017 - Emotion Review 9 (3):191-199.
    Arguably, emotion is always valenced—either pleasant or unpleasant—and dependent on the pleasure system. This system serves adaptive evolutionary functions; relying on separable wanting, liking, and learning neural mechanisms mediated by mesocorticolimbic networks driving pleasure cycles with appetitive, consummatory, and satiation phases. Liking is generated in a small set of discrete hedonic hotspots and coldspots, while wanting is linked to dopamine and to larger distributed brain networks. Breakdown of the pleasure system can lead to anhedonia and other features of affective disorders. (...)
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    Towards a Functional Neuroanatomy of Pleasure and Happiness.Morten L. Kringelbach & Kent C. Berridge - 2009 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13 (11):479-487.
  3. What is an Unconscious Emotion? (The Case for Unconscious "Liking").Kent Berridge & Piotr Winkielman - 2003 - Cognition and Emotion 17 (2):181-211.
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    Wanting and Liking: Observations From the Neuroscience and Psychology Laboratory.Kent C. Berridge - 2009 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 52 (4):378 – 398.
    Different brain mechanisms seem to mediate wanting and liking for the same reward. This may have implications for the modular nature of mental processes, and for understanding addictions, compulsions, free will and other aspects of desire. A few wanting and liking phenomena are presented here, together with discussion of some of these implications.
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    Unconscious Emotion.Piotr Winkielman & Kent C. Berridge - 2004 - Current Directions in Psychological Science 13 (3):120-123.
  6. Remembering Robert Zajonc: The Complete Psychologist.Kent C. Berridge - 2010 - Emotion Review 2 (4):348-352.
    This article joins with others in the same issue to celebrate the career of Robert B. Zajonc who was a broad, as well as a deeply talented, psychologist. Beyond his well-known focus in social psychology, the work of Zajonc also involved, at one time or another, forays into nearly every other subfield of psychology. This article focuses specifically on his studies that extended into biopsychology, which deserve special highlighting in order to be recognized alongside his many major achievements in emotion (...)
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    Is Addiction a Brain Disease?Kent C. Berridge - forthcoming - Neuroethics:1-5.
    Where does normal brain or psychological function end, and pathology begin? The line can be hard to discern, making disease sometimes a tricky word. In addiction, normal ‘wanting’ processes become distorted and excessive, according to the incentive-sensitization theory. Excessive ‘wanting’ results from drug-induced neural sensitization changes in underlying brain mesolimbic systems of incentive. ‘Brain disease’ was never used by the theory, but neural sensitization changes are arguably extreme enough and problematic enough to be called pathological. This implies that ‘brain disease’ (...)
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    Addiction Between Compulsion and Choice.Richard Holton & Kent Berridge - forthcoming - In Neil Levy (ed.), Addiction and Self-Control. Oxford University Press.
    We aim to find a middle path between disease models of addiction, and those that treat addictive choices as choices like any other. We develop an account of the disease element by focussing on the idea that dopamine works primarily to lay down dispositional intrinsic desires. Addictive substances artifically boost the dopamine signal, and thereby lay down intrinsic desires for the substances that persist through withdrawal, and in the face of beliefs that they are worthless. The result is cravings that (...)
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    The Neuroscience of Happiness and Pleasure.Morten L. Kringelbach & Kent C. Berridge - 2010 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 77 (2):659-678.
    The pursuit of happiness is a preoccupation for many people — and probably has been ever since the emergence of Homo sapiens sapiens. The scientific understanding of the brain basis of happiness and its pursuit is, however, still in its infancy. Here we focus on recent scientific research on the closely related concepts of pleasure and desire, and discuss their underlying neural mechanisms and their roles in happiness. We also speculate on potential contributions of the brain's default networks to orchestrating (...)
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    Automatic Processes in Addiction: A Commentary.Kent C. Berridge & Terry E. Robinson - 2006 - In Reinout W. Wiers & Alan W. Stacy (eds.), Handbook of Implicit Cognition and Addiction. Sage Publications. pp. 477--481.
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    Emotion, Behavior, and Conscious Experience: Once More Without Feeling.Piotr Winkielman, Kent C. Berridge & Julia L. Wilbarger - 2005 - In Barr (ed.), Emotion and Consciousness. Guilford Press. pp. 335-362.
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    Control Versus Causation of Addiction.Kent C. Berridge & Terry E. Robinson - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):576-577.
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    The Neurobiology of Pleasure and Happiness.Morten L. Kringelbach & Kent C. Berridge - 2011 - In Judy Illes & Barbara J. Sahakian (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics. Oxford University Press. pp. 15.
    This article focuses on the substantial progress in understanding the psychology and neurobiology of sensory pleasure that has been made over the last decade. The link between pleasure and happiness has a long history in psychology. The growing evidence for the importance of affect in psychology and neuroscience shows a scientific account that involves hedonic pleasures and displeasures. A neurobiological understanding is required of how positive and negative effects are balanced in the brain. The article surveys developments in understanding brain (...)
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    Computing Motivation: Incentive Salience Boosts of Drug or Appetite States.Kent C. Berridge, Jun Zhang & J. Wayne Aldridge - 2008 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (4):440-441.
    Current computational models predict reward based solely on learning. Real motivation involves that but also more. Brain reward systems can dynamically generate incentive salience, by integrating prior learned values with even novel physiological states (e.g., natural appetites; drug-induced mesolimbic sensitization) to cause intense desires that were themselves never learned. We hope future computational models may capture this too.
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    The Pursuit of Value: Sensitization or Tolerance?Terry E. Robinson & Kent C. Berridge - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):594-595.
  16. Decision Utility, Incentive Salience, and Cue-Triggered Wanting.Kent C. Berridge & J. Wayne Aldridge - 2009 - In Ezequiel Morsella, John A. Bargh & Peter M. Gollwitzer (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Human Action. Oxford University Press.
     
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  17. The Neuroscience of Happiness and Pleasure.Morten Kringelbach & Kent Berridge - 2010 - Social Research 77 (2):659-678.
    The pursuit of happiness is a preoccupation for many people — and probably has been ever since the emergence of Homo sapiens sapiens. The scientific understanding of the brain basis of happiness and its pursuit is, however, still in its infancy. Here we focus on recent scientific research on the closely related concepts of pleasure and desire, and discuss their underlying neural mechanisms and their roles in happiness. We also speculate on potential contributions of the brain's default networks to orchestrating (...)
     
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