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Instrumental learning and relearning in individuals with psychopathy and in patients with lesions involving the amygdala or orbitofrontal cortex

Mitchell, Derek; Fine, Cordelia; Richell, RA; Newman, Chris; Lumsden, John; Blair, Kerena; Blair, James


Previous work has shown that individuals with psychopathy are impaired on some forms of associative learning, particularly stimulus-reinforcement learning (Blair et al., 2004; Newman & Kosson, 1986). Animal work suggests that the acquisition of stimulus-reinforcement associations requires the amygdala (Baxter & Murray, 2002). Individuals with psychopathy also show impoverished reversal learning (Mitchell, Colledge, Leonard, & Blair, 2002). Reversal learning is supported by the ventrolateral and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Neuropsychology
DOI: 10.1037/0894-4105.20.3.280


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