Ultrasonic vocalizations are a useful tool for inferring affective states in the rat and have been incorporated in research paradigms modeling important human conditions. While the majority of studies report the quantity or rate of observed ultrasonic vocalizations, growing evidence suggests that critical data may be contained in the acoustic features of individual vocalizations. Thus, the goal of the present study was to develop and validate a method for measuring acoustic parameters of ultrasonic vocalizations that were collected using automatic template detection. Acoustic parameters derived using this method were found to be comparable to those collected using commercially available software.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics