An assessment of spectral analysis of amphetamine-induced behavior

Everett H. Ellinwood, David W. Molter, Kenneth A. Stauderman

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Testing of a new radio frequency capacitance field type transducer and power spectrum analysis system for assessment of rat behavior is described. Power spectrum estimates of amphetamine-induced behavior had an orderly relationship with behavior ratings ranging from inactive to intense stereotypy. The effects of thorazine dose-response blocking on amphetamine-indcued behavior were linear. Separation between adjacent doses could not be accomplished with a single frequency, but required differential frequency-time period information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-631
Number of pages5
JournalPharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1981


  • Amphetamine behavior
  • Capacitance transducer
  • Chlorpromazine dose-response
  • Spectral analysis


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