Home cage testing of delay discounting in rats.

  title={Home cage testing of delay discounting in rats.},
  author={Susanne Koot and Walter Adriani and Luciano Saso and Ruud van den Bos and Giovanni Laviola},
  journal={Behavior research methods},
  volume={41 4},
Testing rodents in their home cages has become increasingly popular. Since human intervention, handling, and transport are minimized, behavior can be recorded undisturbed and continuously. Currently existing home cage systems are too complex if only relatively simple operant-learning tests are to be carried out in rats. For that purpose, a new low-cost computer-controlled operant panel was designed, which can be placed inside the home cage. A pilot study was carried out, using an intolerance-to… CONTINUE READING

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