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    • A role for the insular cortex in long-term memory for context-evoked drug craving in rats 

      Contreras, Marco; Billeke, Pablo; Vicencio, Sergio; Madrid, Carlos; Perdomo, Guetón; González, Marcela; Torrealba, Fernando (2012)
      Drug craving critically depends on the function of the interoceptive insular cortex, and may be triggered by contextual cues. However, the role of the insula in the long-term memory linking context with drug craving remains ...
    • Histamine and motivation 

      Torrealba, Fernando; Riveros, Maria E.; Contreras, Marco; Valdes, Jose L. (2012)
      Brain histamine may affect a variety of different behavioral and physiological functions; however, its role in promoting wakefulness has overshadowed its other important functions. Here, we review evidence indicating that ...
    • The Histaminergic Tuberomamillary Nucleus Is Involved in Appetite for Sex, Water and Amphetamine 

      Contreras, Marco; Riveros, Maria E.; Quispe, Maricel; Aedo Sánchez, Cristian; Perdomo, Guayec; Torrealba, Fernando; Valdés, José L. (PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2016)
      The histaminergic system is one component of the ascending arousal system which is involved in wakefulness, neuroendocrine control, cognition, psychiatric disorders and motivation. During the appetitive phase of motivated ...
    • The histaminergic tuberomammillary nucleus is critical for motivated arousal 

      Valdés, José Luis; Sánchez, Cristián; Riveros, María Eugenia; Blandina, Patrizio; Contreras, Marco; Farías, Paula; Torrealba, Fernando (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2010)
      Obtaining food, shelter or water, or finding a mating partner are examples of motivated behaviors, which are essential to preserve the species. The full expression of such behaviors requires a high but optimal arousal ...