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Assessment of Stress Effects on Cognitive Flexibility using an Operant Strategy Shifting Paradigm

DOI :

10.3791/61228-v

May 4th, 2020

May 4th, 2020

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1Department of Psychology, Bryn Mawr College

Stressful life events impair cognitive function, increasing the risk of psychiatric disorders. This protocol illustrates how stress affects cognitive flexibility using an automated operant strategy shifting paradigm in male and female Sprague Dawley rats. Specific brain areas underlying particular behaviors are discussed, and translational relevance of results are explored.

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