SAGE Journal Articles
Robbins, T. W. & Everitt, B. J. (1999). Interaction of the dopaminergic system with mechanisms of associative learning and cognition: Implications for drug abuse. Psychological Science, 10(3), 199-202.
This study focuses on the role of the dopaminergic system in addiction to stimulant drugs.
- Which areas of the brain are involved in the dopaminergic system?
- How do stimulant drugs enhance the effects aversive stimuli?
- How do stimulant drugs enhance the effects of rewarding stimuli?
Whalen, P. J. (1998). Fear, vigilance, and ambiguity: Initial neuroimaging studies of the human amygdala. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 7(6), 177 188.
This study focuses on the amygdala’s responses to ambiguous and unambiguous, masked and unmasked stimuli.
- Where is the amygdala located?
- Why did the researchers present emotional stimuli to the participants?
- In what way is the amygdala implied by animal research on the fear system.