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NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY 2002VOL. 26, NO. 6 2002 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
 

Summary: NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY 2002­VOL. 26, NO. 6
© 2002 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Published by Elsevier Science Inc. 0893-133X/02/$­see front matter
655 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10010 PII S0893-133X(01)00402-X
Memory Processes Governing
Amphetamine-induced
Psychomotor Sensitization
Stephan G. Anagnostaras, Ph.D., Timothy Schallert, Ph.D., and Terry E. Robinson, Ph.D.
KEY WORDS: Conditioning; Occasion-setting; Addiction;
Context
Behavioral sensitization refers to a progressive and per-
sistent increase in the psychomotor activating and re-
warding effects of drugs, which is often seen when
drugs of abuse are given repeatedly and intermittently
(Segal et al. 1981; Robinson and Becker 1986). There is
considerable interest in this phenomenon, both because
it is a compelling example of experience-dependent
From the Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, Uni-
versity of Michigan, Ann Arbor (SGA, TS, TER), and Dept. of Psy-
chology and Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, Emory University,

  

Source: Anagnostaras, Stephan - Neurosciences Program & Department of Psychology, University of California at San Diego
Schallert, Tim - Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine