Ayden Reed

The Acquisition of Conditioned Place Preference in Male Rats via Various Methods

Chronic cocaine use disorder (CUD) is a serious condition without sufficient medicinal management techniques. Various experiments have been run, attempting to find clinical solutions to CUD. One of the main techniques used by researchers has been conditioned place preference in which an animal associates an environment with a reward, in this case that reward is cocaine. Male rats are more resistant to acquiring CPP. This project aims to provide a method that effectively establishes environmental association to cocaine in male rats.