Complex Behaviors

Domains of Behavioral Tests

By January 3, 2014 November 2nd, 2019 No Comments

Hey Folks!

We often hear from scientists and researchers to be that they have a hard time differentiating the many types of behavioral tests! We made this handy dandy cheat sheet for you to post on the wall, to remember.

Domain Tests

As a summary:

Anxiety: Elevated Plus Maze, Light-Dark Box, Elevated Zero Maze

Arousal: Prepulse inhibition, fear potentiated startle

Exploration: Open Field Test, Y maze

Ingestion: food preference, paw preference, two bottle choke test

Learning: Morris water maze, T maze with food reward, active shock avoidance, fear conditioning, radial mazes, barnes maze, Lashey III maze

Motor: Rotarod, Hole board, grip strength, balance beam

Social: Resident intruder test, social recognition test, social dominance test

Pain: Tail flick, hot place test, formalin test

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MazeEngineers makes behavioral mazes for all species with high precision and accuracy. Each maze is hand made for exacting specifications, with automation, AI integration and open software integration. We’re here to build the world’s best behavioral library, we’d love to help you with your experiments. Send us questions and we’ll answer!
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MazeEngineers makes behavioral mazes for all species with high precision and accuracy. Each maze is hand made for exacting specifications, with automation, AI integration and open software integration. We’re here to build the world’s best behavioral library, we’d love to help you with your experiments. Send us questions and we’ll answer!