Automated Acoustic Detection of Mouse Scratching [research study]

Acoustic detection of mouse scratching has been automated at least once. This report tells about the mice involved, and about their scratching, and about the detection — done acoustically — of that scratching: “Automated Acoustic Detection of Mouse Scratching,” Peter Elliott, Max G’Sell, Lindsey M. Snyder, Sarah E. Ross, and Valérie Ventura, PLoS ONE, vol. […]

The suggestibility of itching and scratching, videorecorded

Observations During Itch-Inducing Lecture is a study published by German researchers in the year 2000. It delivers exactly what the title promises. Professor Uwe Gieler [pictured here] at Justus-Liebig University in Giessen and two colleagues begin with the basics: “Itching is defined as a sensation associated with an impulse to scratch.” They invited people to attend a […]