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Touchscreen Sustained Attention Task (SAT) for Rats

Touchscreen Sustained Attention Task (SAT) for Rats

Article DOI: 10.3791/56219
September 15th, 2017


Summary September 15th, 2017

Sustained attention, or continuously monitoring situations for intermittent and unpredictable events, is a critical aspect of cognition. Here we detail how to test sustained attention in rats using touchscreen operant chambers. We demonstrate comparable performance in male and female rats, making this task useful for studying attention in both sexes.


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