Julianna G. Goenaga

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Smoking initiation predominantly occurs during adolescence, often in the presence of peers. Therefore, understanding the neural mechanisms underlying the rewarding effects of nicotine and social stimuli is vital. Using the conditioned place preference (CPP) procedure, we measured immediate early gene (IEG) expression in animals following exposure either to(More)
Smoking typically begins during adolescence or early adulthood in a social context, yet the role of social context in animal models is poorly understood. The present study examined the effect of social context on acquisition of nicotine self-administration. Sixty-day-old male and female Sprague-Dawley rats were trained to press a lever for nicotine (0.015(More)
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