Sugar withdrawal and differential reinforcement of low rate (DRL) performance in rats.

@article{Mangabeira2015SugarWA,
  title={Sugar withdrawal and differential reinforcement of low rate (DRL) performance in rats.},
  author={Victor Mangabeira and Miriam Garcia-Mijares and Meiricris T. Silva},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2015},
  volume={139},
  pages={468-73}
}
Sugar consumption is assumed to induce a behavioral state that is similar to the one provoked by addictive substances. Drug withdrawal increases impulsivity, assessed by differential reinforcement of low rate (DRL) performance. The present study investigated the effect of withdrawal from a prolonged period of sugar consumption on DRL performance. Water-deprived rats were trained under a DRL 20s (DRL 20) schedule. The animals were allowed to choose between plain water and a sucrose solution (E… CONTINUE READING
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