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Research Article

Adolescents, Adults and Rewards: Comparing Motivational Neurocircuitry Recruitment Using fMRI

  • James M. Bjork mail,

    jbjork@mail.nih.gov

    Affiliation: Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Ashley R. Smith,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Clinical and Translational Studies, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Gang Chen,

    Affiliation: Scientific and Statistical Computing Core, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Daniel W. Hommer

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Clinical and Translational Studies, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: July 06, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011440

About the Authors

James M. Bjork
Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Ashley R. Smith, Daniel W. Hommer
Laboratory of Clinical and Translational Studies, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Gang Chen
Scientific and Statistical Computing Core, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jbjork@mail.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMB. Performed the experiments: JMB ARS. Analyzed the data: JMB GC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ARS GC DH. Wrote the paper: JMB DH.