Toward an understanding of the brain substrates of reward in humans

Neuron. 2002 Feb 28;33(5):668-71. doi: 10.1016/s0896-6273(02)00620-7.


A network of brain regions has been implicated in food-reward processing. now provide evidence that this network is differentially modulated by anticipation versus receipt of a food reward and suggest an additional effect of valence of the stimulus.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Brain Mapping
  • Conditioning, Classical / physiology
  • Cues
  • Emotions / physiology*
  • Food
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Recruitment, Neurophysiological
  • Reinforcement, Psychology
  • Reward*
  • Taste*
  • Time Factors