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Final Report - NOVELTUNE (Novelty Tuning: behavioural, electrophysiological and molecular mechanisms of novelty detection)

Project ID: 37378


Novelty detection is crucial for the successful adaptation of an animal to a new environment. The auditory system is, to date, the most pertinent model system to address such an issue. In that context, NOVELTUNe aimed to analyse the interactions between the behavioural, electrophysiological and molecular aspects of the processing of a novel auditory stimulus in an animal model.

As outlined in the final report the project was based on an operant version of avoidance training, where the conditioned stimulus is a pure tone. Novelty is manipulated by pre-exposing animals to a tone stimulus, and then training the animals either with the same stimulus (the non-novel condition). Their final report also includes charts, graphs and images from the project.

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