Two sides of the same medal? Reward mechanisms between motivational drives and psychopathology

Michela Balconi, Laura Angioletti


The reward system is crucial for individuals’ life and survival, species’ preservation, and the evolution of animals and humans. Individuals are motivated to repeat actions that maximize their chances of survival and reproductive success by the sensations of pleasure gained from earning a reward and satisfying a need.


BIS/BAS; Cortical unbalance model; Addiction; Fatigue; Social neuroscience.

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