Cocaine effects on behavioral responding to a novel object placed in a familiar environment

  title={Cocaine effects on behavioral responding to a novel object placed in a familiar environment},
  author={R. Carey and E. Damianopoulos and A. Shanahan},
  journal={Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior},
It is well established that cocaine stimulant effects are potentiated in a novel environment. The relationship between cocaine and novel stimuli, however, remains poorly understood. In this study, we examined the effects of different dose levels of cocaine (5.0, 10.0 and 20.0 mg/kg) administered to separate groups of rats (N=10) on attentional behavior to a small novel object stimulus placed within a central zone (CZ) of a familiar open-field environment. This method has been used to assess… Expand
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