"A psychological reward is a process that reinforces behavior - something that, when offered, causes a behavior to increase in intensity. Reward is an operational concept for describing the positive value an individual ascribes to an object, behavioral act or an internal physical state. Natural rewards include those that are necessary for the survival of species, such as eating, drinking, sex, and fighting. Secondary rewards derive their value from the primary reward, and include shelter, money, pleasant touch, beauty, music, etc. The functions of rewards are based directly on the modification of behavior and indirectly on the sensory properties of rewards. For instance, altruism may induce a larger psychological reward, although it doesn't cause sensations. Rewards are generally considered more effective than punishment in enforcing positive behavior. Rewards induce learning, approach behavior and feelings of positive emotions."
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Positive relationships betweenReward processing and MDD (count: 6)
Impaired reward (but not punishment) reversal accuracy was f......
Impaired reward (but not punishment) reversal accuracy was found alongside attenuated anteroventral striatal response to unexpected reward in depression.More...
Positive relationships between Reward processing and other level components at different levels (count: 19)
Protein and other molecule
Cell and molecular pathway
Cognition and behavior
Symptoms and signs
Positive relationship network of Reward processing in MK4MDD
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Protein and Other Molecule
Cell and Molecular Pathway
Cognition and Behavior
Symptoms and Signs
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Right-click will show also the menus to link to the report page of the node and remove the node and related edges.
Hover the node will show the level of the node and hover the edge will show the evidence/description of the edge.
3. The network is generated using Cytoscape Web
Negative relationships betweenReward processing and MDD (count: 0)
Negative relationships between Reward processing and other level components at different levels (count: 0)
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