Effects of quinolinic acid-induced lesions of the nucleus accumbens core on inter-temporal choice: a quantitative analysis

@article{Bezzina2007EffectsOQ,
  title={Effects of quinolinic acid-induced lesions of the nucleus accumbens core on inter-temporal choice: a quantitative analysis},
  author={G. Bezzina and Timothy H. C. Cheung and Karim Asgari and C. L. Hampson and Simon C. Body and Christopher M. Bradshaw and Elem{\'e}r Szabadi and J. F. William Deakin and Ian Muir Anderson},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2007},
  volume={195},
  pages={71-84}
}
RationaleThere is evidence that lesions of the nucleus accumbens core (AcbC) promote preference for smaller earlier reinforcers over larger delayed reinforcers in inter-temporal choice paradigms. It is not known whether this reflects an effect of the lesion on the rate of delay discounting, on sensitivity to reinforcer magnitude, or both.AimWe examined the effect of AcbC lesions on inter-temporal choice using a quantitative method that allows effects on delay discounting to be distinguished… 

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