Attentional Set Shifting Donated Video by Cherish Ardinger and David Linsenbardt

Video Content & Behavior Details:

Species: Low Alcohol Preferring Replicate 3 (LAP3) Mouse         Sex of Animal: Female

Number of Animals in Video: 1 at a time

Description of Behavior:Attentional Set Shifting (digging version of the task). Earlier on this testing day, the mouse learned that an odor predicted reward availability (not shown). In the current video, the mouse’s behavioral flexibility is being tested using an extradimensional shift where now a texture (litter in this example) predicts reward availability. The cage on the right is used to hold the mouse while new trials are set up in the mouse’s home cage for testing. Once a mouse makes a choice (indicated by digging), the bowl that was not chosen is removed from the testing area to prevent ‘bowl-switching.’ If the mouse makes a correct choice, a new trial begins immediately after a short visit to the holding cage to allow the experimenter time to bait the next bowls. If the mouse makes an incorrect choice, there is a two-minute wait in the holding cage before the onset of the next trial.

Video Acquisition Details:

Video Format: mp4          Camera: Logitech C920          Acquisition Software: AnyMaze

Resolution: 640 x 480          Frame Rate: 15 fps          Donated by: Cherish Ardinger (PhD student at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, IUPUI) & David Linsenbardt (Assistant Professor at University of New Mexico School of Medicine)

Details Specific to Individual Videos:

Duration of Each Video:

Key: Video Title – Duration

Ardinger_mouse_home cage_attentional set shifting_01 – 38:32


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