R-based Awesome Toolbox for Platform for Acoustic STArtle

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ratPASTA is a package used for processing and visualising data from startle experiments in rodents. The input data for this package is created with a PASTA solution (Platform for Acoustic STArtle), described in detail here:

Virag, D., Homolak, J., Kodvanj, I., Babic Perhoc, A., Knezovic, A., Osmanovic Barilar, J., & Salkovic-Petrisic, M. (2020). Repurposing a digital kitchen scale for neuroscience research: a complete hardware and software cookbook for PASTA. BioRxiv, 2020.04.10.035766. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.10.035766

Link to preprint


Install ratPASTA from CRAN:


…or install ratPASTA from Github:



Package includes the following functions:


For instructions on how to use this package read the vignette