Cognitive test battery for rats.
Written for the University of Cambridge.
The battery includes:
Requires Whisker v2.7 or greater (www.whiskercontrol.com).
|•||Text-based output to disk.|
|•||ODBC data storage to a database (supplied).|
Rudolf Cardinal (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Some configuration/code changes to ID/ED task by John Earl (August 2005).
Thanks to Mike Aitken, Shibley Rahman, and Hannah Clarke for helpful discussions regarding the PAL and and reversal learning tasks.
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|•||19 June 2003. Started (version 0.1).|
|•||26 June 2003. Finished (version 0.1). Released within the University of Cambridge.|
|•||6 Aug 2003: Version 0.2 (interim release with known bugs). In the process of updating to version 0.3. Short lifespan, within U of C only.|
|•||7 Aug 2003. Version 0.3: tasks altered to be primarily two-alternative choice tasks, enabling use of IR beams as well as touchscreen. Miscellaneous bugfixes.|
|•||12 Jan 2004. Version 0.4: writes version number and compilation date to summary file; new summary statistics for reversal learning; new correction procedure ("VeryHarsh") for reversal learning.|
|•||22 Nov 2003. Version 0.5: change in method of centring stimuli; fixed bug (couldn't edit first point in a polygon list)|
|•||5 July 2004. Version 0.6: improved end-of-task on-screen display for reversal learning.|
|•||24 October 2004. Version 0.7: recording of all events; auditory discriminations; audiovisual ID/ED task; more status information for reversal task; new correction procedure (ANTIBIAS_NONCORRECTIONLIMIT) for reversal task.|
|•||9 Dec 2004. Version 0.8. Improved bitmap centring function. N-pair discrimination tasks (visual, auditory) have an option to finish when X trials from the last Y are performed correctly.|
|•||8 Feb 2005. Version 0.9. Bugfixes: (1) traylight could remain on between modules; (2) config version number reading was wrong; (3) minor errors fixed in manual.|
|•||21 Feb 2005. Version 1.0. Bugfixes: quasi-random selection procedures in NPair/NPairAuditory crashed.|
|•||1 May 2005. Version 1.1. Able to specify only the stimuli that will actually be required in the ID/ED task.|
|•||29 June 2005. Version 1.2. Bugfix: facility to trigger trials on a particular event was missing in the audiovisual ID/ED task.|
|•||August 2005. Version 1.3. Some configuration/code changes to ID/ED task by John Earl.|
|•||8 March 2007. Version 1.4. Easier compilation for users.|
|•||12 Jan 2009. Version 2.0. Server default changed from "loopback" to "localhost" (Windows Vista compatibility and more general standardization).|