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Description: In conditioned reinforcement, mice are given Pavlovian training sessions, where one cue is paired with sucrose reward (CS+), and a second cue is paired with no outcome (CS-). Following acquisition, mice are given a test session, where they are placed into the operant chambers, and two levers are presented. Responding on one lever results in presentation of the CS+, and responding on a second lever results in presentation of the CS-. Typically, mice readily respond on the lever which causes presentation of the CS+.
Purpose: Conditioned reinforcement assesses the influence of a reward-related stimulus to elicit a novel response in order to produce presentations of reward-related stimulus Targeted Neural System — BLA-Acc (shell)
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