Rodent models of genetic contributions to motivation to abuse alcohol.

  title={Rodent models of genetic contributions to motivation to abuse alcohol.},
  author={J Christopher F Crabbe},
  journal={Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. Nebraska Symposium on Motivation},
In summary, there are remarkably few studies focused on the genetic contributions to alcohol's reinforcing values. Almost all such studies examine the two-bottle preference test. Despite the deficiencies I have raised in its interpretation, a rodent genotype's willingness to drink ethanol when water is freely available offers a reasonable aggregate estimate of alcohol's reinforcing value relative to other genotypes (Green and Grahame 2008). As indicated above, however, preference drinking… CONTINUE READING

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