Seeking–taking chain schedules of cocaine and sucrose self-administration: effects of reward size, reward omission, and α-flupenthixol

@article{Veeneman2011SeekingtakingCS,
  title={Seeking–taking chain schedules of cocaine and sucrose self-administration: effects of reward size, reward omission, and $\alpha$-flupenthixol},
  author={Maartje M J Veeneman and M. van Ast and Mark H. Broekhoven and Jules H. W. Limpens and Louk J.M.J. Vanderschuren},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={220},
  pages={771 - 785}
}
RationaleIn heterogeneous seeking–taking (ST) chain schedules of self-administration, seeking rewards and taking rewards are distinct actions, giving animals explicit control over their intake of the reward. However, the neurobehavioral characteristics of ST chain schedules are relatively unexplored.ObjectivesThis study was made to evaluate two variants of ST chain schedules of self-administration to measure seeking and taking of sucrose and cocaine in rats.MethodsRats had to respond on one… 
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