Animal learning & behavior

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 321–324 | Cite as

Audiogenic seizures in mice: Asymmetries of the preconvulsive running pattern and subsequent seizure

  • Howard M. Reid
  • Robert L. Collins


Asymmetries in the progression of unilaterally and bilaterally induced audiogenic seizures were examined in DBA/2J and SJL/J mice. Both strains were found to exhibit consistent asymmetries in direction(s) of running as well as in the side of fall during a convulsion. This correspondence suggests that the bursts of running are an integral part of an audiogenic seizure. The incorporation of information on asymmetries of the locomotor prelude in future studies should prove valuable for understanding the physiological mechanisms of audiogenic seizure.

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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard M. Reid
    • 1
  • Robert L. Collins
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyState University College at BuffaloBuffalo
  2. 2.Jackson LaboratoryBar Harbor

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