Vagal Interoceptive Modulation of Motivated Behavior.

Author: Maniscalco JW1, Rinaman L2
1Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illionois.
2Department of Psychology, Florida State University , Tallahassee, Florida.
Conference/Journal: Physiology (Bethesda).
Date published: 2018 Mar 1
Other: Volume ID: 33 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 151-167 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1152/physiol.00036.2017. , Word Count: 80

In addition to regulating the ingestion and digestion of food, sensory feedback from gut to brain modifies emotional state and motivated behavior by subconsciously shaping cognitive and affective responses to events that bias behavioral choice. This focused review highlights evidence that gut-derived signals impact motivated behavior by engaging vagal afferents and central neural circuits that generally serve to limit or terminate goal-directed approach behaviors, and to initiate or maintain behavioral avoidance.

PMID: 29412062 PMCID: PMC5899236 [Available on 2019-03-01] DOI: 10.1152/physiol.00036.2017