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Sugar now or cocaine later?


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Fig. 1: When rats must choose between cocaine and an alternative, nondrug reward (sweet water), adding a programmed delay to both options causes rats to shift their preference to cocaine.


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I thank Mister Patrick Castell for kind assistance in generating Fig. 1. I also thank Dr. Yavin Shaham for comments on an early version of this text.

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Samaha, AN. Sugar now or cocaine later?. Neuropsychopharmacol. 46, 271–272 (2021).

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