Methods for studying habitual behavior in mice.


Journal Article

Habit formation refers to the process by which goal-directed behavior becomes automatized and less sensitive to changes in the value of the goal. It has clear relevance for our understanding of skill learning and addiction. Recent studies have begun to reveal the neural substrates underlying this process. This unit summarizes what is known about the experimental methods used, and provides a protocol for generating and assessing habit formation in mice.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rossi, MA; Yin, HH

Published Date

  • July 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • Chapter 8 /

Start / End Page

  • Unit - 8.29

PubMed ID

  • 22752897

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22752897

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1934-8576

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1934-8584

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/0471142301.ns0829s60


  • eng