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Quantifying Social Motivation in Mice Using Operant Conditioning

DOI :

10.3791/53009-v

7:43 min

August 8th, 2015

August 8th, 2015

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1Department of Graduate Psychology, Azusa Pacific University

This article describes a new protocol for the quantitative measurement of social motivation in mice using operant conditioning for a social reward. The protocol is useful for the measurement of social motivation in mouse models of autism and other disorders of social behavior.

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