Early life stress impacts reward learning and motivation for sucrose reward in a sex- and age- specific manner

Wang, Katherine


  • Early life stress dysregulates reward circuitry, which can lead to future psychopathology. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of early life stress on reward learning and approach motivation in adolescent and adult female and male rats. Animals were subjected to maternal separation (MS) as a postnatal stressor, either for three hours (MS180 stressed group) or fifteen minutes (MS15 ... read more
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