The catalepsy test: its ups and downs.

  title={The catalepsy test: its ups and downs.},
  author={Paul R. Sanberg and Michael D. Bunsey and Magda Giordano and Andrew B. Norman},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  volume={102 5},
The typical catalepsy test consists of placing an animal into an unusual posture and recording the time taken to correct this posture. This time is regarded as an index of the intensity of catalepsy. Catalepsy is a robust behavior, and the lack of standardization does not usually hinder its actual detection. However, the intensity of the cataleptic effect is influenced by minor methodological differences, and thus interpretation and comparison of results across laboratories are difficult. The… CONTINUE READING