Benzodiazepines reduce the tolerance to reward delay in rats

@article{Thibot2004BenzodiazepinesRT,
  title={Benzodiazepines reduce the tolerance to reward delay in rats},
  author={M. H. Thi{\'e}bot and Claudine Le Bihan and Philippe Soubrié and Pierre Simon},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2004},
  volume={86},
  pages={147-152}
}
This study investigated whether benzodiazepines reduce the capacity of animals to wait for food reward. Rats trained in a T-maze were allowed to choose between two magnitudes of reward: immediate, but small (two pellets) vs delayed, but large (eight pellets). The rats learned within ten sessions to select (80–100%) the arm leading to the largest reward. Separate groups of rats were then confined for 15, 30 or 60 s in the arm associated with the largest reward before gaining access to the… 

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