Nicotine enhances context learning but not context-shock associative learning.

Abstract

Nicotine has been found to enhance learning in a variety of tasks, including contextual fear conditioning. During contextual fear conditioning animals have to learn the context and associate the context with an unconditioned stimulus (footshock). As both of these types of learning co-occur during fear conditioning, it is not clear whether nicotine enhances… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0012807

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