Nicotine enhances responding with conditioned reinforcement

  title={Nicotine enhances responding with conditioned reinforcement},
  author={Peter Olausson and James David Jentsch and JaneR . Taylor},
RationaleThe mesolimbic dopamine system has been implicated in the primary reinforcing properties of drugs of abuse as well as in enhanced responding with conditioned reinforcement produced by psychomotor stimulant drugs. Despite clinical observations that nicotine self-administration (i.e. smoking) depends strongly upon conditioned reinforcement (i.e. cues support smoking behavior), little is known about whether nicotine directly affects motivational processes.ObjectiveIn these experiments, we… 

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