Testosterone Has Rewarding Affective Properties in Male Rats: Implications for the Biological Basis of Sexual Motivation (Alexander 1994)



  • The apparatus is made of colored Plexiglas, with a clear Plexiglas front wall.
  • It consisted of two conditioning compartments of identical size (41.5 cm x 41.5 cm x 38 cm) and a smaller, central connecting compartment (8 cm x 41.5 cm x 38 cm).
  • One conditioning compartment was white and had wood chips scattered on the floor.
  • The second conditioning compartment is black.
  • The central, connecting compartment is gray.
  • Central walls separating the connecting compartment from each conditioning compartment could be removed to create one large test chamber (91 cm x 41.5cm x 38cm).

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