Check out our new publication in Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior! Nicotine administration produces a rightward shift in the dose-response curve for opioids in Pavlovian conditioning procedures. Here we show that nicotine limits acquisition of morphine-induced CTA without affecting the ability to discriminate the morphine interoceptive state.
Check out our new publication in ACER! Escalation of alcohol intake is correlated with a decrease in neural activity in the posterior insular cortex. Rats that have been exposed to alcohol report that they don’t find it to be as aversive and this is irrespective of any changes in the psychophysical taste properties of alcohol.
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