Habituation of the startle responses to tactile and acoustic stimuli. A: Tactile startle response of C57BL/6 mice (blocks 11–15: each block is the mean response to 10 stimuli) following either habituation to 100 acoustic startle stimuli ("acoustic→tactile" filled circles, displayed as 10 blocks of mean responses to 10 stimuli) or presentation of 50 dB SPL background noise only ("tactile only" controls, diamonds). B: Acoustic startle response (blocks 11–15) following either 100 tactile stimuli ("tactile→acoustic", filled circles) or presentation of 95 dB SPL background noise only ("acoustic only" controls,diamonds; n = 12).
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