A comprehensive systems overview of sensory and reward processing in the brain, this book explores what reward processing can teach us about the senses and what sensory processing can teach us about reward. In examining the neurobiological interface between sensation and reward, the book reveals how the instrinsic properties of sensory systems effectively define and constrain the ambitions of reward-related processing in human and non-human brains. With contributions from leading investigators in the fields of sensation and reward, the text injects the "sensory" back into the study of reward processing, and the "rewarding" back into the study of sensory processing.
- Provides a synthesis of the neurobiology of sensation and reward research in a single volume
- Offers a broadly integrative approach to neuroscientific considerations of sensation and reward
- Reviews the behavioral and pathological findings in human patients with behavioral and cognitive impairments of sensory and reward processing, providing critical links between the basic and clinical neurosciences
- Includes cutting-edge multidisciplinary contributions from leading investigators in the fields of sensation and reward
TABLE OF CONTENTS
First Principles. Introduction. Definition of Reward … as Reinforce, as Pleasure. A Brief History of Sensation and Reward. The Ecology of Sensation and Reward. A Systems Organization of the Senses. Smell. Taste. Touch. Sight. Sound. Multisensory Integration. Sensory Agnosia. From Sensation to Reward. What Can a Brain Do with Reward? Neuroanatomy of Reward. Neurochemistry of Reward. Reward Learning. Reward Prediction. Reward Value. Neuroeconomics of Reward. Neuropathology of Reward. Civilized Sensory Rewards. Perfume. Art. Music.