Conditioning Lab

pups_1 

Litter of pups assigned to an experiment focusing on the effects of environmental

enrichment and two chemical compounds on spatial memory and self-control

 

cage_rack_2 

Typically, rats in the department's animal colony are maintained in group cages

The above photograph depicts an exception to this practice for purposes of research

 

littermates 

Four cagemates who happen to be sisters

 

enrich_1 

Animals assigned to an enriched-rearing condition

 

Hassett_lab_2
 

Tom Hassett—a reflective student with a talent for experimental design—

implements a variety of conditioning procedures in the lab

 

radial_1 

Radial Arm Maze

 

maze_rat 

Rat's performance in the radial arm maze is used to asses its spatial memory

 

interface 

This Med Associates interface enables a computer to control devices

such as cue lamps and feeders in each of several operant chambers

 

lever_press_1 

Rat displays self-control by choosing a stimulus correlated with a large amount of food

after a long delay—as opposed to one correlated with a small amount of food after a short delay

 

 

Poster presented at eighty-first annual meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association:

Effects of Sustained Administration of Bupropion

on Spatial Learning, Self-Control and Emotionality in Ratsdocument

 


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