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2003). , 2004). , 2000a,b). , 2003 for review). , 2003). Thus, two neural systems implicated in stress responses in general – one utilising NA and the other CRF – are implicated along with the mPFC in mediating relapse induced by footshock stress in the extinction-reinstatement procedure. , 2003, for reviews). How this subcortical, neuroendocrine mechanism interfaces with the mPFC is not altogether clear, nor is how this impinges on limbic cortical ventral striatopallidal circuitry. One of the reasons for developing and studying the neural basis of relapse in experimental animals is to develop treatments that will promote abstinence.

Just as there is more than one value system, there is more than one route to action, and not all action is goal-directed. With time and training, actions can become habitual (Adams, 1982), that is, elicited by direct stimulus–response (S–R) associations. S–R habits are less flexible than goal-directed action, because their representation contains no information about what the final outcome will be, and cannot alter quickly if the desirability of a particular outcome changes. But they may help reduce the demands on the cognitive, goal-directed system in familiar settings.

2005). Thus, exposure to cocaine-associated stimuli increased cocaineseeking and also ERK phosphorylation in the CeA, but not BLA, substantially more after 30 days than after one day of cocaine withdrawal, so the incubation effect was correlated with ERK upregulation in the CeA. Inhibition of ERK phosphorylation in the CeA, but not BLA, after 30 days of withdrawal greatly decreased cocaine-seeking, whereas stimulation of ERK phosphorylation in the CeA, but not BLA, increased cocaine-seeking after one day of withdrawal.

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