Behavioral and Functional Neuroscience Laboratory

 

Data and Protocol Sharing Platform
Behavioral Experiment Test Parameter studied Brain Regions Believed to be Involved, but not Limited to Reference(s)
Sensory and Motor  function

Activity Chamber

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

 

General motor activity in novel environment Cerebellum, Cerebral cortex, Septum, Striatum, Thalamic reticular nucleus, Spinal cord, Hippocampus

(Deacon et al., 2002; Viggiano, 2008)

Faizi et al 2011 (pdf)

Faizi et al 2012 (pdf)

Phenotyper

Sample Data (pdf)

General motor activity in home cage condition Hippocampus, Prefrontal Cortex. Striatum, cerebral cortex, Cerebellum, Brain stem, Spinal cord

(Takakusaki, 2008)

Faizi et al 2011 (pdf)

Catwalk

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

 

Gait Analysis Striatum, Cerebral cortex, Cerebellum, Brain stem, Spinal cord

(Takakusaki, 2008)

Encarnacion et al 2011 (pdf)

Faizi et al 2011 (pdf)

Rotor-Rod Performance Test

Sample Data (pdf)

Motor function, balance and coordination  

Simmons et al 2013 (pdf)

Pollak et al 2012 (pdf)

Grip Strength Forelimb muscular strength assessment   Ishizaki et al 2010 (pdf)

Open Field Activity test

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

 

General motor activity in novel environment Cerebellum, Cerebral cortex, Septum, Striatum, Thalamic reticular nucleus, Spinal cord, Hippocampus

Faizi et al 2012 (pdf)

Bader et al 2011 (pdf)

Foot Fault

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

Forelimb function  

Encarnacion et al 2011 (pdf)

Pollak et al 2012 (pdf)

Wire hang Test

Sample Data (pdf)

Neuromuscular function   Simmons et al 2013 (pdf)

Cylinder Test

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

 

Forelimb asymmetry & akinesia assessment   Encarnacion et al 2011 (pdf)
Hot Plate Test Nociceptive effect  

Faizi et al 2012 (pdf)

Bader et al 2011 (pdf)

Garcia Neurological Test

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

Garcia neurological test    

28-point Neurological Scoring

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

Post-ischemic motor & behavioral deficit test   Encarnacion et al 2011 (pdf)

Vibrissae-evoked forelimb placing Test

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

 

Forelimb asymmetry test Cortex & Striatum

Encarnacion et al 2011 (pdf)

Horie et al 2011 (pdf)

Learning and Memory

T-maze Spontaneous Alternation

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

 

Spatial working emory Hippocampus

(Devenport et al., 1988; Gerlai, 1998; Johnson et al., 1977)

Kleschevnikov et al 2012 (pdf)

Faizi et al 2012 (pdf)

Faizi et al 2011 (pdf)

Y-maze Spontaneous Alternation

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

 

Place learning in Intellicage Spatial learning and memory retrieval in home cage condition Hippocampus

(Galsworthy et al., 2005)

Faizi et al 2011 (pdf)

Lan et al 2011 (pdf)

Place Avoidance in Intellicage Spatial learning and memory retrieval in home cage condition Hippocampus, amygdala

(Galsworthy et al., 2005)

Faizi et al 2011 (pdf)

Lan et al 2011 (pdf)

Satellite box exploration in Intellicage Exploratory of novel environment in home cage condition Hippocampus

(Galsworthy et al., 2005)

Faizi et al 2011 (pdf)

DMP Water Maze

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

 

Spatial working/episodic-like memory Hippocampus

(Steele and Morris, 1999)

Faizi et al 2011 (pdf)

Nguyen et al 2014 (pdf)

Morris Water Maze

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

Spatial learning and memory Hippocampus Faizi et al 2012 (pdf)

Contextual and tone-cued Fear Conditioning

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

Pavlovian (associative) learning Hippocampus and amygdala

(Anagnostaras et al., 1999; Kim and Fanselow, 1992)

Kallop et al 2014 (pdf)

Kleschevnikov et al 2012 (pdf)

Active/Passive Avoidance

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

Natural tendency of avoidance    

Startle response & Pre-pulse Inhibition

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

Arousal behavior  

Coutellier et al 2012 (pdf)

Faizi et al 2011 (pdf)

Elevated Plus maze

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

Anxiety-like behavior    
Radial Arm Maze Spatial learning task Hippocampus & Pre-frontal cortex  
Conditioned place preference Place/Spatial learning task    

Novel Object Recognition

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

Spatial displacement & recognition memory Hippocampus & Pre-frontal cortex

(Fernandez and Garner, 2007)

Faizi et al 2011 (pdf)

Kleschevnikov et al 2012 (pdf)

Barnes Maze Spatial working/episodic-like memory Hippocampus  
Visual Acuity test Vision-based performance & learning    
Social Interaction

Three-Chamber Sociability & Social Novelty Test

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

Sociability and Social Novelty Amygdala and prefrontal Cortex

(Lim and Young, 2006; Young et al., 2005)

Lan et al 2011 (pdf)

Faizi et al 2012 (pdf)

Two-Trial Social Memory in Home Cage Social memory Medial amygdala and lateral septum

Five-Trial Social Memory

SOP (pdf)

Sample Data (pdf)

Social memory
Vision-based performance & learning Social dominance/withdrawal behavior    
Ultrasonic vocalization Detection of communication deficit    
Olfactory Habituation/Dishabituation Olfactory memory formation

 

 

 

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