A digital system for recording startle, responses in small animals

Christopher Cunningham, Charles R. Crowell, Newell K. Eaton, Judson S. Brown

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Abstract

An easily constructed, isometric startle-recording system is described. The animal enclosure is attached to a plywood board-which, in ten, is mounted in a "springboard" arrangement. Movement is detected by a phonocartridge mounted beneath the chamber, and a digital record of this movement is obtained through the use of a voltage-to-frequency converter. A brief experiment in which the system was used to assess the rat's reaction to electric footshock is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalBehavior Research Methods & Instrumentation
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1973

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A digital system for recording startle, responses in small animals. / Cunningham, Christopher; Crowell, Charles R.; Eaton, Newell K.; Brown, Judson S.

In: Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation, Vol. 5, No. 1, 01.1973, p. 1-3.

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Cunningham, Christopher ; Crowell, Charles R. ; Eaton, Newell K. ; Brown, Judson S. / A digital system for recording startle, responses in small animals. In: Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation. 1973 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 1-3.
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