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An automated food delivery system for behavioral and neurophysiological studies of learning and memory in freely moving monkeys.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16171209     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a custom-built feeder based on stepping motor technology controlled by a laboratory computer. The feeder dispenses a wide range of foods: any fruit, vegetable, or nut. The feeder allows the investigator to reward monkeys with different foods within a single experimental day. The monkey's motivation to perform tasks is high and does not rely upon food regulation. The avoidance of regulation, as well as the palatability and variety of the rewards dispensed by our device, distinguishes it from commercially available products. We also describe the use of the feeder in the context of novel behavioral and neurophysiological studies in freely moving monkeys.
Fraser A W Wilson; Byoung-Hoon Kim; Jae-Wook Ryou; Yuan-Ye Ma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavior research methods     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1554-351X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-20     Completed Date:  2005-10-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101244316     Medline TA:  Behav Res Methods     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  368-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunan, China.
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MeSH Terms
Food Dispensers, Automatic / instrumentation*
Macaca mulatta
Neurophysiology / instrumentation*
Grant Support

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