On April 24-27, 2010, the Motivational Neuronal Networks meeting took place in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The conference was devoted to " Emerging, re-emerging, and forgotten brain areas" of the reward circuit. A central feature of the conference was four scholarly discussions of cutting-edge topics related to the conference's theme. These discussions form the basis of the present review, which summarizes areas of consensus and controversy, and serves as a roadmap for the next several years of research.
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The authors wish to thank Lisa Swetz for assistance organizing the conference. D.S. Zahm and A.A. Grace provided helpful comments on the manuscript. Funding for the conference was made possible (in part) by NIDA 1 R13 DA030034-01 .
- Lateral habenula
- Mesopontine rostromedial tegmental nucleus
- Subthalamic nucleus
- Ventral pallidum