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Reward- and aversion-related processing in the brain: translational evidence for separate and shared circuits

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An ongoing assessment of potentially harmful or beneficial stimuli is necessary for the well-being and self-preservation of all organisms. The relationship between these fundamental survival brain circuits is not fully understood. For instance, it is not clear to what degree these two brain networks function ...

An ongoing assessment of potentially harmful or beneficial stimuli is necessary for the well-being and self-preservation of all organisms. The relationship between these fundamental survival brain circuits is not fully understood. For instance, it is not clear to what degree these two brain networks function independently and/or whether they share the bulk of their neurobiological substrates.

This issue aims to gather ideas, from non-human animal and human studies alike, on how basic valuative (i.e. reward- and aversion-related) processing occurs in the brain, and provides insight to how this relationship might translate to better interpretations/insights of neuropsychiatric disorders.

All submissions should address both reward- and aversion-related processing. Although any work in this vein is welcomed, submissions addressing some of the following broad issues are especially welcomed:

1) Animal and/or human studies/reviews identifying cellular, regional, and/or network-level mechanisms aimed at understanding the interaction between basic reward- and aversion-related valuative processing;
2) Studies/reviews in animals/humans where the results may inform how dysfunctional valuative processes relate to psychiatric disorders;
3) Approaches aimed at translating animal findings to humans, or vice versa, and discussing potential clinic relevance are also welcome.

The overall goal is to summarize the relationship between aversion- and reward-related processing and to suggest how these findings might be linked to, and/or might help explain, neuropsychiatric symptomology. The inclusion of reviews, original research, and papers outlining new, testable, hypotheses are encouraged.


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be in line with the scope of the specialty and field to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Manuscripts discovered during any stage of peer review to be outside of the scope may be transferred to a suitable section or field, or withdrawn from review.

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