The psychopharmacology of impulsive behaviour in rats VIII: effects of amphetamine, methylphenidate, and other drugs on responding maintained by a fixed consecutive number avoidance schedule

@article{Evenden2005ThePO,
  title={The psychopharmacology of impulsive behaviour in rats VIII: effects of amphetamine, methylphenidate, and other drugs on responding maintained by a fixed consecutive number avoidance schedule},
  author={John Evenden and Tracey Ko},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={180},
  pages={294-305}
}
RationaleImpulsive behaviour is a component of psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or personality disorders. Most experimental studies on impulsive behaviour punish impulsive choices by loss or delay of reward. In the present study, impulsive behaviour was punished by an explicitly aversive stimulus, using a novel fixed consecutive number (FCN) schedule of electric shock avoidance.ObjectivesThis study was conducted to demonstrate… CONTINUE READING

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