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Three Laboratory Procedures for Assessing Different Manifestations of Impulsivity in Rats
 

Three Laboratory Procedures for Assessing Different Manifestations of Impulsivity in Rats

Article doi: 10.3791/59070
March 17th, 2019 Usage Statistics

Summary March 17th, 2019

We present three protocols that assess different forms of impulsivity in rats and other small mammals. Intertemporal choice procedures evaluate the tendency to discount the value of delayed outcomes. Differential reinforcement of low rates and feature-negative discrimination evaluate response inhibition capacity with and without punishment for inappropriate responses, respectively.

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