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The Knob Supination Task

The Knob Supination Task: A Semi-automated Method for Assessing Forelimb Function in Rats

Article DOI: 10.3791/56341
September 28th, 2017


Summary September 28th, 2017

This manuscript describes a semi-automated task that quantifies supination in rats. Rats reach, grasp, and supinate a spherical manipulandum. The rat is rewarded with a pellet if the turn angle exceeds a criterion set by the user. This task increases throughput, sensitivity to injury, and objectivity compared to traditional tasks.


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