5-choice Serial Reaction Time Task - 5CSRT - for Rats

5-choice Serial Reaction Time Task - 5CSRT - for Rats

Model 89543-R

  • A test of attention, impulsivity, and motivation
  • All training paradigms and advice included


This task requires the rodent to respond to a brief visual stimulus presented randomly in one of 5 locations. This task in rodents is sensitive to cortical manipulations, especially those involving prefrontal cortex, and is highly dependent on cholinergic transmission.

Example Neural Systems Involved

  • Prefrontal Cortex
  • Basal Forebrain, Cholinergic (Accuracy)
  • Serotonin (Impulsivity)
  • Noradrenaline (Distraction)
  • Dopamine (Motivation)

Clinical Areas Showing Impairment

  • Alzheimer's
  • Depression
  • Huntington's
  • Schizophrenia,
  • ADHD,
  • OCD

Typical Training Times

  • 1-2 weeks to train to touch the screen and initiate the task
  • 6-24 sessions to train to criterion for task


Required Accessories

Bussey-Saksida Rat Touch Screen Chamber Package
Bussey-Saksida Rat Touch Screen Chamber Package
Model 80604

Not just another square sheet metal box, the Bussey-Saksida chamber has a unique trapezoidal wall shape to focus the animal’s attention and is made from machined parts that simply slot together. The chamber can also be configured to a modular square chamber with panels, levers, lights, and a range of other operators.

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