Experiential influences on catalepsy

Paul R. Sanberg*, Michele Pisa, Ian J. Faulks, Hans C. Fibiger

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Normal saline-injected rats were tested repeatedly on a standard catalepsy test. With repeated testing the animals showed a progressive increase in their catalepsy scores. It is suggested that this behaviour may be a form of tonic immobility and should be controlled for in catalepsy experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-226
Number of pages2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1980
Externally publishedYes


  • Catalepsy
  • Multitests
  • Tonic immobility

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