Impairment of instrumental learning in rats by glutamic acid diethyl ester.

@article{Freed1981ImpairmentOI,
  title={Impairment of instrumental learning in rats by glutamic acid diethyl ester.},
  author={William J. Freed and Richard Jed Wyatt},
  journal={Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior},
  year={1981},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={223-6}
}
Glutamic acid diethyl ester (GDEE), a putative antagonist of glutamate-induced neuronal excitations, was administered prior to an instrumental conditioning task motivated by food reinforcement. A profound impairment of learning was produced in animals receiving 240 or 480 mg/kg of GDEE. Performance was not impaired by GDEE in rats that had previously learned the task. These findings support suggestions that central excitatory processes play an important role in learning phenomena, in particular… CONTINUE READING

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