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Dorsal-CA1 hippocampal neuronal ensembles encode nicotine-reward contextual associations


Authors: Li Xia, Stephanie K. Nygard, Gabe G. Sobczak, Nicholas J. Hourguettes, Michael R. Bruchas
Publication: Cell Reports
Date: June 6, 2017
Link to article: https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(17)30704-0?__hssc=9111661…


Natural and drug rewards increase the motivational valence of stimuli in the environment that, through Pavlovian learning mechanisms, become conditioned stimuli that directly motivate behavior in the absence of the original unconditioned stimulus. While the hippocampus has received extensive attention for its role in learning and memory processes, less is known regarding its role in drug-reward associations.

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