Retrieved 17 January So it makes sense that the real pleasure centers in the brain — those directly responsible for generating pleasurable sensations — turn out to lie within some of the structures previously identified as part of the reward circuit. One of these so-called hedonic hotspots lies in a subregion of the nucleus accumbens called the medial shell. A second is found within the ventral pallidum, a deep-seated structure near the base of the forebrain that receives most of its signals from the nucleus accumbens. On the other hand, intense euphoria is harder to come by than everyday pleasures. The reason may be that strong enhancement of pleasure — like the chemically induced pleasure bump we produced in lab animals — seems to require activation of the entire network at once.
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