Motivational assessment of mice using the touchscreen operant testing system: effects of dopaminergic drugs

@article{Heath2015MotivationalAO,
  title={Motivational assessment of mice using the touchscreen operant testing system: effects of dopaminergic drugs},
  author={C. Heath and T. Bussey and L. Saksida},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2015},
  volume={232},
  pages={4043 - 4057}
}
  • C. Heath, T. Bussey, L. Saksida
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychopharmacology
  • RationaleTouchscreens are widely used to examine rodent cognition. Current paradigms require animals to view stimuli and nose poke at an appropriate touchscreen location. After responding, there is little screen interaction and, as infra-red touchscreens eliminate the need for physical contact, minimal somatosensory feedback. It is therefore unclear if touchscreens can support the vigorous, repetitive responding required in paradigms like progressive ratio (PR) for assessing motivation and… CONTINUE READING
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