The basolateral amygdala-ventral striatal system and conditioned place preference: further evidence of limbic-striatal interactions underlying reward-related processes (Everitt 1991)
- The apparatus was made entirely from 3-mm Perspex (Plexiglas). The overall dimensions were 60 x 100 x 30 cm
- Two measuring 30 x 80 x 3O cm and one 60 x 20 x 3O cm. the whole apparatus being closed by a lid made of clear Perspex. The larger compartments had floor, walls, door and screen all either black or white.
- The end wall of these compartments each had a hole drilled, through which could be introduced a drinking spout attached to a burette. At the opposite end in the middle of the wall was a 12 x 12 cm vertically opening (guillotine) door which gave access to the third, smaller grey compartment.
- In each of the larger compartments, an appropriately shaded screen measuring (18 x 14cm) was placed 10 cm before the doorway.
- The smaller compartment was grey with a bare floor, and provided a starting chamber as well as a neutral environment.