Addiction as a disorder of reward learning: New role for glial energy metabolism in addiction

Posted by on June 9, 2016 10:43 am
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Addiction may be viewed as a disorder of reward learning. To date, addiction research has focused on the molecular adaptations through which memories of exposure to abused substances are encoded and maintained by nerve cells. However, glia, the non-neuronal supporting cells of the brain, have now been implicated in the consolidation of cocaine-related memories.

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