Abstract: The Role of Pharmacological Agents and Neurotransmitters on Risky Reward Decisions by Rats

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My name is Austin Tapp and I am a sophomore at the College.  This is my second summer conducting research for the Neuroscience Department and I can’t wait to continue my work from this past year!  My research will continue to focus on the study of probability discounting and the extent to which individuals discount risky reward, specifically when exposed to different concentrations of pharmacological agents and neurotransmitters.

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Probability Discounting: Choosing a Reward

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A quick update on the rats: they are doing well and training is running smoothly.  I’ll still be letting you all know when they move on past the final testing stages of the training program.

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Probability Discounting: Finally Choosing a Reward

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Great news: the rats have made their way through the practice trials and we are now about to collect useable data!

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Probs Discounting : Choosing a Reward

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I hope you’re all glad to be back!

A couple more updates on how my research is turning out:

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Probability Discounting: Choosing a Reward

Hey Everyone!

I hope your summer is going well.  A couple updates on how my research is progressing:

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