Place Conditioning: A Simple and Effective Method for Assessing the Motivational Properties of Drugs

  • Derek van der Kooy

Abstract

The advantages of the place conditioning paradigm for assessing the reinforcing properties of drugs are presented from historical, procedural, and parametric viewpoints. The importance of employing a “balanced” paradigm is emphasized. The potential of the paradigm to answer basic questions concerning the neural bases of motivation is outlined with examples.

Keywords

Morphine Cocaine Haloperidol Amphetamine Vasopressin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Derek van der Kooy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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