Opeant behavior changes norepinephrine metabolism in rat brain

Alfred J. Lewy, Lewis S. Seiden

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Rats performing a lever-pressing response for water reward in an opeant situation, when compared with control groups, showed an increase in brain norepinephrine metabolism. One control group included rats which were handled and deprived of water in the same way as the experimental group but were not trained to perform the operant task. We conclude that performance in an operant situation affects norepinephrine metabolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-456
Number of pages3
Issue number4020
StatePublished - 1972
Externally publishedYes

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