Ethanol and Rewarding Brain Stimulation

  • Conan Kornetsky
  • Marjorie Moolten
  • George Bain


When a substance is repeatedly used it is reasonable to assume that in some way its use is reinforcing. It may be that it is necessary for life, it has a taste or smell worth seeking, or its use may lead to acceptance by peers. During periods of depression or anxiety, self-administration of an abused substance may relieve anxiety or depression.


Ventral Tegmental Area Brain Stimulation Rewarding Effect Medial Forebrain Bundle Dose Ethanol 
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  • Conan Kornetsky
  • Marjorie Moolten
  • George Bain

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