UNIT 8.16 Mouse Social Recognition and Preference
Published Online: 1 MAY 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Neuroscience
How to Cite
Winslow, J. T. 2003. Mouse Social Recognition and Preference. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 22:8.16:8.16.1–8.16.16.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2003
- Published Print: JAN 2003
Social recognition in mice is represented by a simple pattern of behavior that can be accurately and reliably quantified by trained observers. The paradigm presented in this unit takes advantage of an ethologically relevant phenomenon marked by a vigorous and species-typical sequence of investigatory behaviors that occurs when conspecifics meet. Recognition is noted by decreased investigation of a previously encountered animal.