Fear incubation programs

Below I am including a basic template for the fear incubation programs. For the VI60 programs and the multi-day fear conditioning, a single template is given with a particular set of intervals for food availability and tone/shock delivery. If you want the intervals to differ across multiple days of training, you will need to replace the intervals in the sample programs with other values (alternative lists of values are included in the templates).

Please note: These are the program I have used, but they have been cleaned up and adapted slightly for general distribution. There isĀ  no warranty or guarantee that these programs will work perfectly for you.

Update: I am having a few technical problems getting the programs to upload without converting them to pdfs. Several of the programs are in pdf format for this reason. I would be happy to send you text files with the programs if you email me.

 

Lever-press programs (for use in the different protocols)

FI1 training

VI30 90minute

VI60 90minute- also functions as the context test (for day 1 or 1 month) before the cue test

 

Programs using 30-sec cues and concurrent lever pressing

Fear conditioning program (sample with alternative intervals)

4 cue test with cameras

 

Programs using 6-min cues and concurrent lever pressing

Training program (with one set of intervals)

Test Program (90 minutes, 5 cues, no shocks)

 

Programs using 30-sec cues and no lever pressing

90 min chamber habituation- Also functions as the context test at 1 day or 1 month

Training program (with one set of intervals)

Test program (35 min, 4 cues)