Lana Bubalo

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Similar to the pattern observed in people with substance abuse disorders, laboratory animals will exhibit escalation of cocaine intake when the drug is available over prolonged periods of time. Here, we investigated the contribution of behavioral contingency of cocaine administration on escalation of cocaine intake and gene expression in the dorsal medial(More)
social cues. We showed that the magnitude of signal change in the right STS during concrete emotional processing was a strong predictor of the magnitude of an extensive network of sensorimotor and fronto-limbic regional response to abstract social cues in the same individuals. Such cross-task analyses, especially when combined with measures of social(More)
Estradiol modulates the rewarding and reinforcing properties of cocaine in females, including an increase in selection of cocaine over alternative reinforcers. However, the effects of estradiol on male cocaine self-administration behavior are less studied despite equivalent levels of estradiol in the brains of adult males and females, estradiol effects on(More)
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