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Conditioned Place Preference

Description: This procedure involves several trials where the mouse is presented with a positive stimulus (e.g. food or the effects of a drug of abuse), paired with placement into a distinct environment containing various cues (e.g., tactile, visual, and/or olfactory). When later tested in the normal state, approaches and the amount of time spent in the compartments previously associated with the stimulus can be used as an indicator of preference and a measure of reward learning.

Purpose: Conditioned Place Preference is a commonly used technique to evaluate preferences for specific enviroment that has been associated with a positive reward.

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Conditioned Place Preference

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