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Concurrent Nosepoke VI for food and Seeking-Taking task for drug, with optional contingent shock and CS presentations.


Software requirements


Requires Whisker v 2.4 or greater.


Data storage


Text-based output to disk.
ODBC data storage to a database (supplied).


Task Design


Tony Dickinson, Barry Everitt, Pat Di Ciano and Mike Aitken.

Amendment to task for version 3.1 in consultation with Yann Peloux.




Mike Aitken (m.aitken@psychol.cam.ac.uk), although most of it was stolen from SeekTake, by Rudolf Cardinal (rudolf@pobox.com)!




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Sample articles using this or similar tasks


Standard SeekTake task:


Olmstead MC, Parkinson JA, Miles FJ, Everitt BJ, Dickinson A (2000). Cocaine-seeking by rats: regulation, reinforcement and activation. Psychopharmacology 152: 123–131 [http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00213/papers/0152002/01520123.pdf]


Version history


See version_tracker.txt