Selected review articles & overviews
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Berridge, K.C & Kringelbach, M.L. Pleasure systems in the brain. Neuron, 86, 646-664, 2015.
Holton, R. & Berridge, K. Compulsion and choice in addiction. In Addiction and Choice: Rethinking the Relationship. (N. Heather & G. Segal, Eds.) Oxford University Press, pp 153-170, 2017.
Berridge, K.C. Is addiction a brain disease? Neuroethics. doi:10.1007/s12152-016-9286-3, pp 1-5, Online first, 2016.
Robinson, T.E. & Berridge, K. Beyond Wise et al.: Neuroleptic-induced "anhedonia" in rats: Pimozide blocks reward quality of food. In Brain and Behavior: Revisiting the Classic Studies . (B. Kolb & I. Whishaw, Eds.) Sage Publications, pp 190-200, 2017.
Berridge, K.C. & Robinson, T.E. Liking, wanting, and the incentive-sensitization theory of addiction. American Psychologist, 7(8), 670-679, 2016.
Kalueff, A.V., Stewart, A.M., Song, C., Berridge, K.C., Graybiel, A.M., & Fentress, J.C. Neurobiology of rodent self-grooming and its value for translational neuroscience. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 17 45-59, 2016.
Castro, D.C., Cole, S.L. & Berridge, K.C. Lateral hypothalamus, nucleus accumbens and ventral pallidum roles in eating and hunger: interactions between homeostatic and reward circuitry. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 9:90. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2015.00090 . 2015.
Robinson, M.J.F. & Berridge, K.C. Wanting versus needing. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (J.D> Wright, Ed.), 2nd ed., Vol 25. Oxford: Elsevier. pp 351-356, 2015.
Dayan, P. & Berridge, K.C. Model-based and model-free Pavlovian reward learning: revaluation, revision and revelation. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. 14:473-492 , 2014.
Berridge, K.C & O'Doherty, J.P. From experienced utility to decision utility. In Neuroeconomics: Decisions and the brain (2nd edition). P. Glimcher & E. Fehr (Eds.), Academic Press, pp. 335-354, 2014.
Holton, R. & Berridge, K. Addiction between compulsion and choice. In Addiction and self control: Perspectives from philosophy, psychology and neuroscience. N. Levy (Ed.), Oxford University Press, pp.239-268, 2014.
Castro, D.C. & Berridge, K.C. Advances in the neurobiological bases for food 'liking' and 'wanting'. Physiology & Behavior, 136, 22-30, 2014.
Berridge, K.C & Kringelbach, M.L. Neuroscience of affect: brain mechanisms of pleasure and displeasure. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 23: 294-303, 2013.
Holton, R. & Berridge, K. Addiction between compulsion and choice. In Addiction and Self-Control: perspectives from philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. N. Levy, Ed., Oxford University Press, pp. 239-268, 2013.
Richard, J.M., Castro, D.C., DiFeliceantonio, A.G., Robinson, M.J.F. & Berridge, K.C. Mapping brain circuits of reward and motivation: in the footsteps of Ann Kelley. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 37, 1919-1931, 2013.
Robinson, M.J.F., Robinson, T.E., & Berridge, K.C. Incentive salience and the transition to addiction. In Biological Research on Addiction (P. Miller, Ed.), Academic Press, pp. 391-399, 2013.
Berridge, K.C & Kringelbach, M.L. Toward a neuroscience of well-being: implications of insights from pleasure research. In Human Happiness and the Pursuit of Maximization. Edited by H. Brockmann & J. Delhey. pp. 81-100, Springer, Netherlands, 2013
Kringelbach, M.L. & Berridge, K.C. The joyful mind. Scientific American, 307(2), 40-45, August 2012.
Berridge, K.C. From prediction error to incentive salience: mesolimbic computation of reward motivation. European Journal of Neuroscience, 35, 1124-1143, 2012. (EJN interview video: )
Berridge, K.C. & Kringelbach, M.L. Building a neuroscience of pleasure and well-being. Psychology of Well-Being: Theory Research and Practice. 1:3, http://www.psywb.com/content/1/1/3, 2011.
Berridge, K.C. & Robinson, T.E. Drug addiction as incentive sensitization. In Addiction and Responsibility. J. Poland & G. Graham (Eds.). MIT press, pp. 21 - 54, 2011.
Kringelbach, M.L. & Berridge, K.C. The neurobiology of pleasure and happiness. In The Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics. J. Illes & B.J. Sahakian (Eds.) Oxford University Press, pp. 15-32, 2011.
Winkielman, P., Berridge, K.C. & Sher, S. Emotion, consciousness and social behavior. In The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience. J. Decety & J. Cacioppo (Eds.). Oxford University Press, pp. 195-211, 2011.
Berridge, K.C. Contributions of Philip Teitelbaum to affective neuroscience. Behavioural Brain Research, doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2011.10.030, 2011.
Berridge, K.C., Ho, C.Y., Richard, J.M., DiFeliceantonio, G.G. The tempted brain eats: Pleasure and desire circuits in obesity and eating disorders. Brain Research, 1350: 43-64, 2010.
Kringelbach, M.L. & Berridge, K.C. Functional neuroanatomy of pleasure and happiness. Discovery Medicine 9, 579-587, 2010.
Kringelbach, M.L. & Berridge, K.C. Neuroscience of pleasure and happiness. Social Research 77:2, 659-678. 2010
Smith, K.S., Mahler, S.V., Pecina, S. & Berridge, K.C. Hedonic hotspots: Generating sensory pleasure in the brain. In Pleasures of the Brain. M.L. Kringelbach & K.C. Berridge (Eds.), Oxford University Press, pp. 27-49, 2010.
Aldridge, J.W. & Berridge, K.C. Neural coding of pleasure: 'Rose-tinted glasses' of the ventral pallidum. In Pleasures of the Brain. M.L. Kringelbach & K.C. Berridge (Eds.), Oxford University Press, pp. 62-73, 2010.
Berridge, K.C., 'Liking' and 'wanting' food rewards: brain substrates and roles in eating disorders. Physiology & Behavior, 97(5), 537 550, 2009.
Kringelbach, M.L. & Berridge, K.C. Toward a functional neuroanatomy of pleasure and happiness. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 13(11), 479-487, 2009.
Berridge, K.C., Robinson, T.E. & Aldridge, J.W. Dissecting components of reward: 'liking', 'wanting', and learning. Current Opinion in Pharmacology, 9, 65-73, 2009.
Smith, K.S., Tindell, A.J, Aldridge, J.W., & Berridge, K.C. Ventral pallidum roles in reward and motivation. Behavioural Brain Research, 196, 155-167, 2009.
Berridge, K.C. Wanting and liking: Observations from the neuroscience and psychology laboratory. Inquiry, 52:4, 378-398, 2009.
Berridge, K.C. & Kringelbach, M.L. Affective neuroscience of pleasure: reward in humans and animals. Psychopharmacology,199, 457-480, 2008.
Robinson, T.E. & Berridge, K.C. The incentive sensitization theory of addiction: some current issues. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, doi:10.1098/rstb.2008.0093 advance online, 2008.
Berridge, K.C. & Aldridge, J.W. Decision utility, the brain, and pursuit of hedonic goals. Social Cognition, 26, 621-646, 2008.
Berridge, K.C. The debate over dopamine's role in reward: the case for incentive salience. Psychopharmacology191, 391-431, 2007.
(Link to commentary: )
Berridge, K.C. Brain reward systems for food incentives and hedonics in normal appetite and eating disorders. In Appetite and Body Weight. T.C. Kirkham & S.J. Cooper (Eds.), Academic Press, pp. 191-216, 2007.
Peciña, S., Smith, K.S., & Berridge, K.C. Hedonic hotspots in the brain. The Neuroscientist, 12(6) 500-511, 2006.
J.W., Berridge, K.C., & Rosen, A.R. Basal ganglia
neural mechanisms of natural movement sequences. Canadian Journal of
Physiology and Pharmacology. 82(8-9) 732-739, 2004.
K.C. & Winkielman, P. What is an unconscious emotion? Cognition
& Emotion, 17, 181-211, 2003
K.C. Irrational pursuits: Hyper-incentives from a visceral brain. In The
Psychology of Economic Decisions (Vol. 1), I. Brocas & J. Carrillo
(Eds.), Oxford University Press, pp. 17-40, 2003.
T.E. & Berridge, K.C. Addiction. Annual Review of Psychology, v.
54, pp. 25-53, 2003.
K.C. Comparing the emotional brain of humans and other animals. In Handbook
of Affective Sciences, R.J. Davidson, H.H. Goldsmith, & K. Scherer
(Eds.), Chapt. 3: pp. 25-51, Oxford University Press, 2003.
J.W. & Berridge, K.C. Coding of behavioral sequences in the basal
ganglia. In Nicolson, L.F.B. & Faull, R.L. (Eds.), The Basal Ganglia
VII. pp. 53-66, Kluwer Academic/Plenum, New York, 2002.
A.E. & Berridge K.C. Neuroscience of natural rewards: relevance
to addictive drugs (minireview) Journal of Neuroscience 22: 3306-11,
K.C. Reward learning: Reinforcement, incentives and expectations. In
Psychology of Learning and Motivation, D. L. Medin (Ed.), Academic
Press, V. 40, 223-278, 2001.
T.E. & Berridge, K.C. Incentive-sensitization and addiction. Addiction
(Millenium issue on theories of addiction), 96 (1), 103-114, 2001.
K.C. Taste reactivity: Measuring hedonic impact in infants and animals.
Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 24, 173-198, 2000.
T.E. & Berridge, K.C. The psychology and neurobiology of addiction:
an incentive-sensitization view. Addiction, 95, Suppl. 2, S91-S117,
K.C. Pleasure, pain, desire, and dread: hidden core processes of emotion.
In Well-Being: Foundations of Hedonic Psychology. Kahneman, D.,
Diener, E., & Schwarz, N. (Eds.), New York: Russell Sage Foundation,
pp 527-559 (1999).
K.C. & Robinson, T.E. What is the role of dopamine in reward: Hedonics,
learning, or incentive salience? Brain Research Reviews, 28 (3),
R. M. & Berridge, K.C. Psychoactive drug use in evolutionary perspective.
Science, 278, 63-66, 1997.
K.C. Food reward: Brain substrates of wanting and liking. Neuroscience
and Biobehavioral Reviews, 20, 1-25, 1996.
Robinson, T.E. The mind of an addicted brain: Neural sensitization of
"wanting" versus "liking". Current Directions
in Psychological Science, 4, 71-76, 1995.
Grill, H.J. & Berridge, K.C. Taste reactivity as a measure of the neural control of palatability. In Progress in Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology, Vol. 11 (E. Stellar & A.N. Epstein, Eds.), Academic Press, 1985. (scanned pdf)