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Images from the research at the España Lab.

Our research focuses on aminergic and hypocretinergic modulation of arousal-related processes including sleep/wake function, stress and motivated behavior.

We use a multidisciplinary approach to investigate the involvement of hypocretins in reward and addiction processes. Techniques include, electrophysiological recordings of sleep/wake behavior, self-administration of drugs of abuse, fast-scan cyclic voltammetry in anesthetized and freely moving animals, anterograde and retrograde tracing, and single and multi-unit recordings in behaving animals.

Rodrigo España, PhD - Assistant Professor

Rodrigo España, PhD
Assistant Professor