Dorsal, but not ventral, hippocampal lesions disrupt cocaine place conditioning.

  title={Dorsal, but not ventral, hippocampal lesions disrupt cocaine place conditioning.},
  author={Ryan A Meyers and Arturo R. Zavala and Janet L. Neisewander},
  volume={14 16},
The environment in which cocaine is experienced becomes associated with the effects of the drug and can then elicit cocaine craving. This study examined whether the hippocampus is involved in such associations using the conditioned place preference model. Rats received bilateral lesions of the dorsal or ventral hippocampus and were then conditioned to associate a particular environment with cocaine. Following conditioning, rats with lesions of the dorsal, but not ventral, hippocampus failed to… CONTINUE READING

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