Vasopressin accelerates appetitive discrimination learning and impairs its reversal

@article{Sara1982VasopressinAA,
  title={Vasopressin accelerates appetitive discrimination learning and impairs its reversal},
  author={Susan Sara and James Barnett and Pieter Toussaint},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={1982},
  volume={7},
  pages={157-167}
}
Rats were trained in a semi-automated Y maze to find food at the end of the lighted arm. Those treated with 10 μ g lysine vasopressin, 90 min before training learned the response to a 9 10 correct choice criterion significantly faster than saline treated animals. There was no difference in rate of forgetting between the treatment groups, as evidenced by a retention test, 3 weeks after training. There was no direct effect of vasopressin on retrieval, since animals treated before the retention… CONTINUE READING
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