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Zapping Memory Center Triggers Drug Craving

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Science  11 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5519, pp. 1039
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5519.1039a

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Findings reported on page 1175 of this issue show for the first time that the brain registers the high from cocaine in a separate place from where it retains the memory of, and craving for, the drug. The research opens up the possibility of new targets for anticraving medications.