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Titolo:
AN AUTOMATIC FOOD DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR OPERANT TRAINING OF MICE
Autore:
VANDENBERGEN H; SPRATT R; MESSIER C;
Indirizzi:
UNIV OTTAWA,SCH PSYCHOL,VANIER 215 OTTAWA ON K1N 6N5 CANADA UNIV OTTAWA,SCH PSYCHOL OTTAWA ON K1N 6N5 CANADA
Titolo Testata:
Physiology & behavior
fascicolo: 6, volume: 61, anno: 1997,
pagine: 879 - 882
SICI:
0031-9384(1997)61:6<879:AAFDSF>2.0.ZU;2-9
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
IMPROVEMENT;
Keywords:
OPERANT CAGE; FOOD DELIVERY; MICE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
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Citazioni:
3
Recensione:
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Citazione:
H. Vandenbergen et al., "AN AUTOMATIC FOOD DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR OPERANT TRAINING OF MICE", Physiology & behavior, 61(6), 1997, pp. 879-882

Abstract

We describe an adjustable food delivery system that cuts and deliverscalibrated pieces of spaghetti to be used as reinforcers to train mice in an appetitive bar-pressing task. The food delivery is computer-controlled. Uneaten reinforcers are detected and removed automatically. One main advantage of this system is the ability to adjust reinforcer size to as small as 3 mg. A second advantage is that small reinforcerseffectively prevent the rapid satiation usually observed with commercial products designed for rats, and allow for the expression of high behavioral output. Finally, the use of these dustless reinforcers drastically reduces the incidence of blockage, a common occurrence with commercial products using pellets. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Inc.

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