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The Rodent Psychomotor Vigilance Test (rPVT)

The Rodent Psychomotor Vigilance Test (rPVT): A Method for Assessing Neurobehavioral Performance in Rats and Mice

Article DOI: 10.3791/54629 07:47 min December 29th, 2016
December 29th, 2016



A rat version of the human Psychomotor Vigilance Test (PVT) is described that measures aspects of attention similar to those measured with the human PVT, including aspects of human vigilance such as performance accuracy, motor speed, premature responding, and lapses in attention.



Rodent Psychomotor Vigilance Test RPVT Neurobehavioral Performance Attention Measurement Accuracy Motor Speed Vigilance Lesions Pharmacological Manipulations Genetic Modifications Sleep Deprivation Sleep Restriction Stable Baseline Experimental Manipulations Operant Chamber Pre-training Food Pellets Computer Program Controls
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