Cholinergic basal forebrain involvement in the acquisition of differential reinforcement of low rate responding tasks in rats
Date of Award
Master of Science in Psychology
It was hypothesized that 192 IgG-saporin lesions of the basal forebrain cholinergic system (BFCS) would disrupt differential reinforcement of low rate (DRL) learning in an uncued DRL task, but would not impair acquisition and performance in the cued version of the task. Results suggest that BFCS lesions impair vigilance to the external cues despite continued practice in the cued DRL, whereas continuous attention to internally produced cues recovers with extended practice in the uncued DRL.
Corley, Sean Ryan, "Cholinergic basal forebrain involvement in the acquisition of differential reinforcement of low rate responding tasks in rats" (2005). Theses Digitization Project. 2780.