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Chronic Stress Shifts Effort-Related Choice Behavior in a Y-Maze Barrier Task in Mice
 

Chronic Stress Shifts Effort-Related Choice Behavior in a Y-Maze Barrier Task in Mice

Article doi: 10.3791/61548
August 13th, 2020

Summary August 13th, 2020

The Y-maze barrier task is a behavior test that examines motivation to expend effort for reward. Here, we discuss testing multiple well-validated chronic stressors including chronic corticosterone and social defeat stress with this behavior, as well as the novel chronic non-discriminatory social defeat stress (CNSDS), which is effective in females.

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