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dc.contributor.authorHarder, Josie A.*
dc.contributor.authorFebo, M.M.*
dc.contributor.authorFerris, C.F.*
dc.contributor.authorSullivan, J.M. Jr*
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-16T09:44:51Z
dc.date.available2009-12-16T09:44:51Z
dc.date.issued2009-12-16T09:44:51Z
dc.identifier.citationHarder, J.A., Febo, M., Ferris, C.F. and Sullivan, J.M. (2005). Pup suckling is more rewarding than cocaine: evidence from functional magnetic resonance imaging and three-dimensional computational analysis. Journal of Neuroscience. Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 149-156.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/4116
dc.descriptionNoen
dc.description.abstractNursing has reciprocal benefits for both mother and infant, helping to promote maternal behavior and bonding. To test the "rewarding" nature of nursing, functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to map brain activity in lactating dams exposed to their suckling pups versus cocaine. Suckling stimulation in lactating dams and cocaine exposure in virgin females activated the dopamine reward system. In contrast, lactating dams exposed to cocaine instead of pups showed a suppression of brain activity in the reward system. These data support the notion that pup stimulation is more reinforcing than cocaine, underscoring the importance of pup seeking over other rewarding stimuli during lactationen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3156-04.2005en
dc.subjectAccumbensen
dc.subjectCocaineen
dc.subjectNigrostriatalen
dc.subjectPrefrontalen
dc.subjectMagneticen
dc.subjectMaternalen
dc.subjectSubstantia Nigraen
dc.subjectSucklingen
dc.subjectMotivationen
dc.titlePup suckling is more rewarding than cocaine: evidence from functional magnetic resonance imaging and three-dimensional computational analysisen
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticleen
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