Stereotypy and asymmetry in mice

  • P. B. Dews
Conference paper
Part of the Journal of Neural Transmission book series (NEURAL SUPPL, volume 34)


Mice ran in a circular runway. Number and direction of circuits were recorded. Most control mice ran about the same number of circuits in each direction. After 100/µmol/kg cocaine there were 3.5 times as many circuits and most mice ran most circuits in one direction. Some mice ran strongly in one direction after a first dose of cocaine and strongly in the other direction after a second dose. Hence, the primary influence toward unidirectional running is stereotypy rather than asymmetry.


Harvard Medical School Individual Mouse Slight Bias Regional Primate Research Striatal Dopamine Release 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. B. Dews
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of PsychobiologyHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Behavioral Biology, New England Regional Primate Research CenterHarvard Medical SchoolSouthboroughUSA

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