Donald Huang

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The discriminative stimulus properties of dl-cathinone (dl-CAT), d-amphetamine (d-A), and cocaine (COC) were compared and effects of haloperidol pretreatment on these properties were studied in rats. The ED50's of each drug were also determined. Stimulus generalization (i.e., greater than 75% of responses occurring on the drug lever) occurred with each of(More)
Recent studies indicate that C57BL/6J (B6) and FVB inbred mouse strains differ in post-oral fructose conditioning. This was demonstrated by their differential flavor conditioning response to intragastric fructose and their preference for fructose versus a non-nutritive sweetener. The present study extended this analysis to SWR and BALB/c inbred strains(More)
Conditioned flavor preferences (CFP) are elicited by sucrose and fructose relative to saccharin in rats and inbred mice. Whereas dopamine, but not opioid receptor antagonists interfere with the acquisition (learning) and expression (maintenance) of sugar-CFP in rats, these antagonists differentially affect acquisition and expression of sucrose- and(More)
Sugar appetite is influenced by unlearned and learned preferences in rodents. The present study examined whether dopamine (DA) D1 (SCH23390: SCH) and opioid (naltrexone: NTX) receptor antagonists differentially altered the expression and acquisition of fructose-conditioned flavor preferences (CFPs) in BALB/c and SWR mice. In expression experiments,(More)
Sugar and fat intake in rodents are mediated in part by brain dopamine (DA) and opioid neurotransmitter systems although important strain differences exist. Thus, whereas sucrose intake of BALB/c and SWR mice was reduced by DA D1 (SCH23390: SCH) receptor antagonism, opioid (naltrexone: NTX) receptor antagonism reduced intake only in BALB/c mice. Both SCH(More)
Sugar and fat appetites are influenced by unlearned and learned responses to orosensory and post-ingestive properties which are mediated by dopamine (DA) and opioid transmitter systems. In BALB and SWR mice, acquisition and expression of sucrose conditioned flavor preferences (CFP) are differentially affected by systemic DA D1 (SCH23390: SCH) and opioid(More)
In a large (250 registrants) general education lecture course, neuroscience principles were taught by two professors as co-instructors, starting with simple brain anatomy, chemistry, and function, proceeding to basic brain circuits of pleasure and pain, and progressing with fellow expert professors covering relevant philosophical, artistic, marketing, and(More)
Aggression has been previously correlated with impulsive personality. In the present study, Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS) scores of 40 male controls aged 15-40 years were related to the frequency of free-operant aggressive and escape responses toward a fictitious antagonist. Participants earned "points" worth money with repeated button presses on a(More)
The effects of dl-cathinone (dl-CAT), d-amphetamine (d-A), and cocaine (COC) on conditioned shock avoidance responding and their interactions with haloperidol and methysergide on this behavior were studied in male Wistar rats. All three stimulants produced significant increases in intertrial interval (ITI) responding and in the number of avoidance responses(More)
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