After five conditioning trials, a sucrose Conditioned Taste Avoidance (CTA) produced by a low dose of lithium (12.2 mg/kg) was weaker than that produced by a moderately high dose of d-amphetamine (3 mg/kg). On the other hand, the lithium-paired flavor elicited a rejection response in the Taste Reactivity Test (TRT), but the amphetamine-paired flavor did not elicit the rejection response. Since the presence of the TRT rejection response pattern indicates that the sucrose solution is hedonically unpalatable, the results support the contention that the CTAs produced by lithium and amphetamine are qualitatively different.
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- Health(social science)
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Developmental and Educational Psychology