This module was supported by National Science Foundation Grant #0127561 and a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) supported by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
To complete this lab, you will perform an experiment studying the relation between dopamine levels and cocaine seeking behavior in a virtual rat. Although this is a virtual experiment, you must perform all the duties of a "real" scientist: read the background information, follow the lab procedures, select a rat, prepare a rat for surgery, perform the surgery, conduct the experiment, record observations, then publish your results. If you do not follow lab procedures, as in the real-world, your rat may die. Click on the button below to launch the lab in a new tab/window.
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