We propose that food-related uncertainty is but one of multiple cues that predicts harsh conditions and may activate incentive hope. An evolutionarily adaptive response to these would have been to shift to a behavioral-metabolic phenotype geared toward facing hardship. In modernity, this phenotype may lead to pathologies such as obesity and hoarding. Our perspective suggests a novel therapeutic approach.
|Journal||Behavioral and Brain Sciences|
|State||Published - 2019|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Behavioral Neuroscience