Qualitative changes in ultrasonic vocalization in rats after unilateral dopamine depletion or haloperidol: a preliminary study.

@article{Ciucci2007QualitativeCI,
  title={Qualitative changes in ultrasonic vocalization in rats after unilateral dopamine depletion or haloperidol: a preliminary study.},
  author={Michelle Renee Ciucci and Sean T. Ma and Cynthia Fox and Jacqueline R Kane and Lorraine O. Ramig and Timothy J Schallert},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2007},
  volume={182 2},
  pages={284-9}
}
The sensorimotor speech/voice deficits associated with Parkinson disease have been well documented in humans. They are largely resistant to pharmacological and surgical treatment, but respond to intensive speech therapy. The mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are not well understood and are difficult to systematically test in humans. Thus, we turn to the rat as a model. The purpose of this study is to compare the ultrasonic vocalization (USV) of rats in three conditions: control, haloperidol… CONTINUE READING