Skinner box at UCSF

Definition
An animal cage that is used in the study of both operant conditioning and classical conditioning. The structure forming the shell of a chamber is a box large enough to easily accommodate the organism being used as a subject. It is often sound-proof and light-proof to avoid distracting stimuli. Operant chambers have at least one operandum (or "manipulandum"), and often two or more, that can automatically detect the occurrence of a behavioral response or action.
Synonyms
Operant conditioning chamber
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Gladstone Neurobehavioral Core

Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, Mission Bay
Contact: General Inquiries Michael.Gill@gladstone.ucsf.edu

  • Touchscreen operant conditioner