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Equipment

Conveniently housed in the OLAR vivarium, RBC equipment are freely available in a suite of 6 dedicated rodent behavior testing rooms that have been optimized for task-specific needs.

Apparatus:

Anxiety and Depression

  • Differential Reinforcement of Low Rate
  • Elevated Plus Maze
  • Hole Board
  • Light-dark Transition
  • Marble Burying
  • Novelty-induced Hypophagia
  • Open Field
  • Porsolt Forced Swim Test
  • Sucrose Preference
  • Tail Suspension

Drug Abuse Potential

  • Conditioned Place Preference
  • Drinking in the Dark
  • Two-bottle Choice

Learning and Memory

  • Active and Passive Avoidance
  • Morris Water Maze
  • Novel Object Recognition
  • Radial Arm Maze
  • Social Investigation/Discrimination
  • T-maze

Locomotion

  • Open Field
  • Visible Platform

Operant Conditioning

  • Lever Press Chambers - water or food reward

Sensorimotor/Nociception

  • Beam Balance Test
  • Cylinder Test
  • Grip Strength
  • Hot Plate
  • Rotarod
  • Swim Test
  • Tail Flick

 

Computer Software

  • Stoelting AnyMaze 4.5
  • Noldus Ethovision 8.5
  • San Diego Instruments PAS (Open Field)
  • UgoBasile Data Collection Application (Grip Strength)