Psychopharmacology

, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp 275–279 | Cite as

Eine einfache Versuchsanordnung zur quantitativen Beurteilung von Motilität und Neugierverhalten bei Mäusen

  • Marie-Luise Weischer
Animal Studies

A simple device for measuring exploratory activity and motility in mice

Abstract

A simple apparatus for measuring curiosity and motor activity is described. The practicability of the device for testing psychoactive drugs is demonstrated by several experiments in mice. The results show that curiosity (looking through holes in the side walls of the experimental cage) is often more influenced by drugs than rearing and motor activity.

Key words

Curiosity Psychoactive agents Exploration 

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© Springer-Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie-Luise Weischer
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  1. 1.Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie der UniversitätMünsterBundesrepublik Deutschland

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