Preferences for cocaine- or pup-associated chambers differentiates otherwise behaviorally identical postpartum maternal rats

@article{Mattson2003PreferencesFC,
  title={Preferences for cocaine- or pup-associated chambers differentiates otherwise behaviorally identical postpartum maternal rats},
  author={Brandi J. Mattson and Sharon E. Williams and Jay S. Rosenblatt Jay Rosenblatt and Joan I. Morrell},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2003},
  volume={167},
  pages={1-8}
}
Rationale and objectives. Our previous work uncovered a differential preference of maternal female rats for cues associated with pups versus cues associated with cocaine at three different postpartum time points. Our current study examines the preference for these cues in conjunction with an assessment of the capacity to express the maternal behavior at one of these time points. We examined dams at day 10 postpartum using a procedure that included two additional controls, and a complete… CONTINUE READING

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