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The Psychology and Neuroscience of Reward

Lecture no. 2 from the course: The Addictive Brain

The Psychology and Neuroscience of Reward

Taught by Professor Thad Polk | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Explore the brain’s mechanisms for learning from reinforcement. You’ll start with the psychological aspects, discovering the way humans learn by a series of trials and rewards. Then you’ll find out what parts of the brain process pleasure, self-control, and craving, and see how the psychology and neuroscience of reward processing converge.

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