Unit

UNIT 8.5F Assessment of Learning and Memory Using the Autoshaping of Operant Responding in Mice

  1. James E. Barrett1,
  2. K.E. Vanover2

Published Online: 1 FEB 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471142301.ns0805fs25

Current Protocols in Neuroscience

Current Protocols in Neuroscience

How to Cite

Barrett, J. E. and Vanover, K. 2004. Assessment of Learning and Memory Using the Autoshaping of Operant Responding in Mice. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 25:8.5F:8.5F.1–8.5F.8.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Memory Pharmaceuticals, Montvale, New Jersey

  2. 2

    ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2004
  2. Published Print: OCT 2003

Abstract

This unit describes the use of an automated procedure for developing an operant response (“autoshaping”) in the mouse. The method has applications in the study of the acquisition of behavior (learning) as well as for the assessment of memory or retention of that task.

Keywords:

  • mouse;
  • autoshaping;
  • operant responding;
  • learning;
  • memory;
  • operant conditioning;
  • respondent conditioning