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TCNLab Touchscreen Protocols Published in Nature Protocols

last modified Sep 25, 2013 12:02 PM

From the Nature Protocols Website: The touchscreen operant platform enables assessment of cognitive function in rodents such as mice and rats. It enables tests to be run similarly to touchscreen methods used to test human subjects. These three protocols describe how to use this platform to test learning and memory, executive function, working memory and pattern separation.

Horner, A.E., Heath, C.J., Hvoslef-Eide, M., Kent, B.A., Kim, C.H., Nilsson, S., Alsiö, J., Oomen, C.A., Holmes, A., Saksida, L.M., & Bussey, T.J. (2013) The touchscreen operant platform for testing learning and memory in rats and mice. Nature Protocols, 8(10):1961-84. details pdf

Mar, A.C., Horner, A.E., Nilsson, S., Alsiö, J., Kent, B.A., Kim, C.H., Holmes, A., Saksida, L.M., & Bussey, T.J. (2013) The touchscreen operant platform for assessing executive function in rats and mice. Nature Protocols, 8(10):1985-2005. details pdf

Oomen, C.A., Hvoslef-Eide, M., Heath, C.J., Mar, A.C., Horner, A.E., Bussey, T.J., & Saksida, L.M. (2013) The touchscreen operant platform for testing working memory and pattern separation in rats and mice. Nature Protocols, 8(10):2006-21. details pdf

Also see Michael Ryan Hunsaker's blog for some discussion of these protocols.