A Justification for the creation of a new Touch-screen Vision Testing Assay
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The use of touch-screen based technology in lab testing is a long established method. Previous research has shown that learning method is important for a good assay. Comparison of rat strains is also important when validating new testing methods. 24 rats, 16 male Lister Hooded rats and 8 Long Evans albinos, were used in this study. This study helped to further the Acuisee-vR development into a finished product. Is touch screen testing best? • Cook et al. (2004) notes that final accuracy was not significantly different, but the touch-screen method saved significantly more time. Does rat strain show a difference in results? • Prusky et al. (2002) showed that visual acuity varies between rat strains, and specifically between pigmented and albino rats. Does learning type change time needed to pass testing? • Massed learning schedules have worse outcomes in a variety of memory tests when compared alongside spaced learning (Ingle et al., 1969). Ingle et al. (1969) explored the validity of this phenomenon within the classroom. They reported that animal studies have shown an established connection for using spacing over massed learning.