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Mouse Social Recognition and Preference

James T. Winslow

James T. Winslow

Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center and Emory Medical School, Atlanta, Georgia

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First published: 01 May 2003
Citations: 52


Social recognition in mice is represented by a simple pattern of behavior that can be accurately and reliably quantified by trained observers. The paradigm presented in this unit takes advantage of an ethologically relevant phenomenon marked by a vigorous and species-typical sequence of investigatory behaviors that occurs when conspecifics meet. Recognition is noted by decreased investigation of a previously encountered animal.