Material below summarizes the article Win-Concurrent Sensory Cues Can Promote Riskier Choice, published on November 28, 2018, in JNeurosci and authored by Mariya V. Cherkasova, Luke Clark, Jason J.S. Barton, Michael Schulzer, Mahsa Shafiee, Alan Kingstone, A. Jon Stoessl, and Catharine A. Winstanley.
Reward-related stimuli can potently influence behavior. For example, exposure to drug-paired cues can trigger drug seeking, use, and relapse in people suffering from addiction. What are the mechanisms whereby cue exposure might translate into harmful addictive behavior?