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Mahler reprint Dayan, P. & Berridge, K.C. Model-based and model-free Pavlovian reward learning: revaluation, revision and revelation. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. Online early, 2014.

Mahler reprint 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.

Mahler reprint 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.

Mahler reprint Berridge, K.C & Kringelbach, M.L. Neuroscience of affect: brain mechanisms of pleasure and displeasure. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 23: 294-303, 2013.

Mahler reprintHolton, 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.

Mahler reprint 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.

Mahler reprint 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.

Mahler reprint 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

Mahler reprint Kringelbach, M.L. & Berridge, K.C. The joyful mind. Scientific American, 307(2), 40-45, August 2012.

Mahler reprint 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: EJN interview - Berridge on prediction error & incentive salience)

Mahler reprint 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.

Mahler reprint 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.

Mahler reprint 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.

Mahler reprint 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.

Mahler reprint Berridge, K.C. Contributions of Philip Teitelbaum to affective neuroscience. Behavioural Brain Research, doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2011.10.030, 2011.

Mahler reprint 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.

Mahler reprint Kringelbach, M.L. & Berridge, K.C. Functional neuroanatomy of pleasure and happiness. Discovery Medicine 9, 579-587, 2010.

Mahler reprintKringelbach, M.L. & Berridge, K.C. Neuroscience of pleasure and happiness. Social Research 77:2, 659-678. 2010

Mahler reprint 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.

Mahler reprint 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.

Mahler reprint Berridge, K.C., 'Liking' and 'wanting' food rewards: brain substrates and roles in eating disorders. Physiology & Behavior, 97(5), 537 550, 2009.

Mahler reprint Kringelbach, M.L. & Berridge, K.C. Toward a functional neuroanatomy of pleasure and happiness. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 13(11), 479-487, 2009.

Mahler reprint 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.

Mahler reprint 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.

Mahler reprint Berridge, K.C. Wanting and liking: Observations from the neuroscience and psychology laboratory. Inquiry, 52:4, 378-398, 2009.

Mahler reprintBerridge, K.C. & Kringelbach, M.L. Affective neuroscience of pleasure: reward in humans and animals. Psychopharmacology,199, 457-480, 2008.

Mahler reprint 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.

Mahler reprintBerridge, K.C. & Aldridge, J.W. Decision utility, the brain, and pursuit of hedonic goals. Social Cognition, 26, 621-646, 2008.

Berridge dopamine debateBerridge, K.C. The debate over dopamine's role in reward: the case for incentive salience. Psychopharmacology191, 391-431, 2007.
(Link to commentary: link to robbins everitt commentary 2007)

Berridge dopamine debate 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.

Berridge dopamine debate Peciña, S., Smith, K.S., & Berridge, K.C. Hedonic hotspots in the brain. The Neuroscientist, 12(6) 500-511, 2006.

Berridge, K.C. Motivation concepts in behavioral neuroscience. Physiology & Behavior 81 (2), 179 - 209, 2004.

Winkielman, P. & Berridge, K.C. Unconscious emotion. Current Directions in Psychological Sciences, 13(3), 120-123, 2004.

Berridge, K.C. Pleasure, unconscious affect and irrational desire. In Feelings and Emotions: The Amsterdam Symposium. A.S.R. Manstead, N.H. Frijda, & A.H. Fischer (Eds.). , pp 43-62 (PDF reprint posted by permission of Cambridge University Press) 2004.

Aldridge, 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.

Berridge, K.C. & Robinson, T.E. Parsing reward.  Trends in Neurosciences, 26(9), 507-513, 2003.

Berridge, K.C. Pleasures of the brain. Brain & Cognition, 52 (10), 106-128, 2003.

Berridge, K.C. & Winkielman, P. What is an unconscious emotion? Cognition & Emotion, 17, 181-211, 2003

Berridge, 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.

Robinson, T.E. & Berridge, K.C. Addiction. Annual Review of Psychology, v. 54, pp. 25-53, 2003.

Berridge, 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.

Aldridge, 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.

Kelley A.E. & Berridge K.C. Neuroscience of natural rewards: relevance to addictive drugs (minireview) Journal of Neuroscience 22: 3306-11, 2002. 

Berridge, 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.

Robinson, T.E. & Berridge, K.C. Incentive-sensitization and addiction. Addiction (Millenium issue on theories of addiction), 96 (1), 103-114, 2001.

Berridge, K.C. Taste reactivity: Measuring hedonic impact in infants and animals. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 24, 173-198, 2000.

Robinson, T.E. & Berridge, K.C. The psychology and neurobiology of addiction: an incentive-sensitization view. Addiction, 95, Suppl. 2, S91-S117, 2000.

Berridge, 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).

Berridge, K.C. & Robinson, T.E. What is the role of dopamine in reward: Hedonics, learning, or incentive salience? Brain Research Reviews, 28 (3), 308-367, 1998.

Nesse, R. M. & Berridge, K.C. Psychoactive drug use in evolutionary perspective. Science, 278, 63-66, 1997.

Berridge, K.C. Food reward: Brain substrates of wanting and liking. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 20, 1-25, 1996.

Berridge, K.C & Robinson, T.E. The mind of an addicted brain: Neural sensitization of "wanting" versus "liking". Current Directions in Psychological Science, 4, 71-76, 1995.

Robinson, T.E. & Berridge, K.C. The neural basis of drug craving. An incentive-sensitization theory of addiction. Brain Research Reviews, 18, 247-291, 1993. (scanned pdf)

Grill & Berridge 1985 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)