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A low-cost touchscreen operant chamber using a Raspberry Pi™

Overview of attention for article published in Behavior Research Methods, March 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
A low-cost touchscreen operant chamber using a Raspberry Pi™
Published in
Behavior Research Methods, March 2018
DOI 10.3758/s13428-018-1030-y
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Authors

James D. O’Leary, Olivia F. O’Leary, John F. Cryan, Yvonne M. Nolan

Abstract

The development of a touchscreen platform for rodent testing has allowed new methods for cognitive testing that have been back-translated from clinical assessment tools to preclinical animal models. This platform for cognitive assessment in animals is comparable to human neuropsychological tests such as those employed by the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery, and thus has several advantages compared to the standard maze apparatuses typically employed in rodent behavioral testing, such as the Morris water maze. These include improved translation of preclinical models, as well as high throughput and the automation of animal testing. However, these systems are relatively expensive, which can impede progress for researchers with limited resources. Here we describe a low-cost touchscreen operant chamber based on the single-board computer, Raspberry PiTM, which is capable of performing tasks similar to those supported by current state-of-the-art systems. This system provides an affordable alternative for cognitive testing in a touchscreen operant paradigm for researchers with limited funding.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 71 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 20%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Student > Master 8 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 10%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 8 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 16 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 17%
Psychology 9 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 7%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 15 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 45. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 May 2019.
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#595,521
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#37
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#2
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