Nucleus accumbens opioid signaling conditions short-term flavor preferences.

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Opioid signaling in the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) strongly modulates flavor-based food choice. To further investigate the role of opioid signaling in taste reward, we used a sensory specific satiety (SSS) paradigm to devalue specific flavors of nutritionally identical food pellets in rats. In the NAcc, infusion of a mu opioid (MOP) receptor selective agonist… (More)

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@article{Woolley2007NucleusAO, title={Nucleus accumbens opioid signaling conditions short-term flavor preferences.}, author={Joshua D Woolley and B. S. Lee and Safouan Taha and H. L. Fields}, journal={Neuroscience}, year={2007}, volume={146 1}, pages={19-30} }