[Analysis of mental states based on peripheral organ activity].

  title={[Analysis of mental states based on peripheral organ activity].},
  author={Ryota Nakayama and Yuji Ikegaya and Takuya Sasaki},
  journal={Nihon yakurigaku zasshi. Folia pharmacologica Japonica},
  volume={153 4},
Behavioral tests using rodents are widely used for assessing mental states of animals and the effects of pharmacological drugs on psychiatric disorders. However, the results of behavioral tests are sometimes inconsistent due to individual differences. To evaluate animal's mental states based on internal organ activity, we recently developed a new electrophysiological method to simultaneously monitor cortical local field potentials, electrocardiograms, electromyograms, respiratory signals, and… CONTINUE READING