Cannabinoid Modulation of Emotion, Memory, and Motivation

  • Patrizia Campolongo
  • Liana Fattore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Cannabinoid Modulation of Memory and Emotions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jorge Alberto Quillfeldt, Lucas de Oliveira Alvares
      Pages 45-71
    3. Vincenzo Micale, Katarina Tabiova, Jana Kucerova, Filippo Drago
      Pages 97-129
    4. Mathilde Metna-Laurent, Giovanni Marsicano, Edgar Soria-Gómez
      Pages 131-155
  3. Cannabinoid Modulation of Reward and Motivation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Marie R. Ehrler, Erin C. McGlade, Deborah A. Yurgelun-Todd
      Pages 159-181
    3. William D. Wessinger, Jeffery H. Moran, Kathryn A. Seely
      Pages 205-224
    4. Caroline Davis, Liana Fattore
      Pages 283-325
  4. Cannabinoid Interactions in Modulating Emotions and Reward

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Alessia Auber, Zuzana Justinova, Maria Scherma, Steven R. Goldberg, Leigh V. Panlilio
      Pages 329-361
    3. Luis A. Natividad, Paola Maccioni, Loren H. Parsons, Giancarlo Colombo
      Pages 363-391
    4. Michael L. Miller, Benjamin Chadwick, Claudia V. Morris, Michael Michaelides, Yasmin L. Hurd
      Pages 393-407
    5. Simone Tambaro, Marco Bortolato
      Pages 409-442
  5. Luis A. Natividad, Paola Maccioni, Loren H. Parsons, Giancarlo Colombo
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


The endocannabinoid system consists of cannabinoid receptors, their endogenous lipid ligands (endocannabinoids) and the enzymatic machinery for their synthesis and degradation. In the brain, endocannabinoids regulate ion channel activity and neurotransmitter release and thereby contribute to various aspects of brain function, including memory, reward and emotions. Their ability to modulate synaptic efficacy has a wide range of functional consequences and provides unique therapeutic possibilities. Unprecedented advances have been made in the understanding of the role of endocannabinoids in the regulation of the emotional brain over the past few years. However, a comprehensive book encompassing all these aspects is still lacking. The book will provide an overview of the role played by the endocannabinoid system in the regulation of emotional processes with particular emphasis on the modulation of memory and reward for emotionally arousing events and for the regulation of motivational aspects in cannabis use.


behavior cannabinoids emotion motivation neurotransmission reward

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrizia Campolongo
    • 1
  • Liana Fattore
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Physiology and PharmacologySapienza UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Neuroscience CNRUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly

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