The 5-choice serial reaction time task: a task of attention and impulse control for rodents.

@article{Asinof2014The5S,
  title={The 5-choice serial reaction time task: a task of attention and impulse control for rodents.},
  author={Samuel K. Asinof and Tracie A. Paine},
  journal={Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE},
  year={2014},
  volume={90},
  pages={
          e51574
        }
}
This protocol describes the 5-choice serial reaction time task, which is an operant based task used to study attention and impulse control in rodents. Test day challenges, modifications to the standard task, can be used to systematically tax the neural systems controlling either attention or impulse control. Importantly, these challenges have consistent effects on behavior across laboratories in intact animals and can reveal either enhancements or deficits in cognitive function that are not… CONTINUE READING