Journal article

Evaluation of attention in APP/PS1 mice shows impulsive and compulsive behaviours

Amy Shepherd, Carlos May, Leonid Churilov, Paul A Adlard, Anthony J Hannan, Emma L Burrows

Genes, Brain and Behavior | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

While Alzheimer's disease (AD) is traditionally associated with deficits in episodic memory, early changes in other cognitive domains, such as attention, have been gaining interest. In line with clinical observations, some animal models of AD have been shown to develop attentional deficits, but this is not consistent across all models. The APPswe/PS1ΔE9 (APP/PS1) mouse is one of the most commonly used AD models and attention has not yet been scrutinised in this model. We set out to assess attention using the 5-choice serial reaction time task (5CSRTT) early in the progression of cognitive symptoms in APP/PS1 mice, using clinically translatable touchscreen chambers. APP/PS1 mice showed no att..

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