Effect of Forebrain Dopamine Depletion on Novelty-Induced Place Preference Behavior in Rats (PIERCE 1990)



  • The apparatus consisted of a rectangular chamber made up of acrylic.
  • The two end compartments measured 24 × 30 × 45 cm (length, width and height, respectively)
  • The middle compartment measured 24 × 10 × 45 cm.
  • One end compartment had white walls, a wire-mesh floor.
  • the other end compartment had black walls, a metal-grid floor.
  • The smaller middle compartment was gray with a solid acrylic floor.

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