Behavioral assessment of visual acuity in mice and rats

@article{Prusky2000BehavioralAO,
  title={Behavioral assessment of visual acuity in mice and rats},
  author={Glen T. Prusky and Paul West and Robert M. Douglas},
  journal={Vision Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={40},
  pages={2201-2209}
}
We have developed a simple computer-based discrimination task that enables the quick determination of visual acuities in rodents. A grating is displayed randomly on one of two monitors at the wide end of a trapezoidal-shaped tank containing shallow water. Animals are trained to swim toward the screens, and at a fixed distance, choose the screen displaying the grating and escape to a submerged platform hidden below it. Both mice and rats learn the task quickly. Performance falls below 70% when… CONTINUE READING
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