Neck electromyography is an effective measure of fear behavior.

  title={Neck electromyography is an effective measure of fear behavior.},
  author={Hendrik W. Steenland and Min Zhuo},
  journal={Journal of neuroscience methods},
  volume={177 2},
Conventional methodology for examining conditioned fear has involved visual-based technologies such as cameras and direct observation. These methods are excellent screening tools of fear behavior (i.e. freezing). However, they do not provide a physiological output, which could be useful to examine neurophysiological correlates of fear. We found that dorsal neck electromyography can be used as a method to score fear behavior and is as effective as visual-based scoring. Since electromyogram is a… CONTINUE READING

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