Paw preference, rotation, and dopamine function in Collins HI and LO mouse strains.

@article{Nielsen1997PawPR,
  title={Paw preference, rotation, and dopamine function in Collins HI and LO mouse strains.},
  author={Dr. M. S. Nielsen and K. E. Visker and Mary Jane Cunningham and Richard W. Keller and Stanley D. Glick and Jeffrey N. Carlson},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1997},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={525-35}
}
Mice have paw preferences that are consistent upon repeated measurement. The Collins HI and LO strains are two populations of mice that have been selectively bred to differ markedly in the degree of paw preference. They represent a unique genetic model of functional cerebral lateralization. Rotation (or circling) behavior in normal unlesioned animals reflects an endogenous lateralization of the functioning brain dopamine (DA) systems. In the present study, rotational behavior and lateralized… CONTINUE READING