Behavioral and Functional Neuroscience Laboratory
Data and Protocol Sharing Platform

Tests

Behavioral Experiment

(Studied Parameters)

Brain Regions Believed to be Involved, but not Limited to

Reference(s)

Activity Chamber

Sensory and Motor  function

(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

Sensory and Motor  function

(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

Sensory and Motor  function

(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

Sensory and Motor  function

(Motor function, balance and coordination)

 

Simmons et al 2013 (pdf)

Pollak et al 2012 (pdf)

Grip Strength

Sensory and Motor  function

(Forelimb muscular strength assessment)

  Ishizaki et al 2010 (pdf)
Open Field Activity test

Sensory and Motor  function

(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

Sensory and Motor  function

(Forelimb function)

 

Encarnacion et al 2011 (pdf)

Pollak et al 2012 (pdf)

Wire hang Test

Sensory and Motor  function(Neuromuscular function)

  Simmons et al 2013 (pdf)
Cylinder Test

Sensory and Motor  function

(Forelimb asymmetry & akinesia assessment)

  Encarnacion et al 2011 (pdf)
Hot Plate Test

Sensory and Motor  function

(Nociceptive effect)

 

Faizi et al 2012 (pdf)

Bader et al 2011 (pdf)

Garcia Neurological Test

Sensory and Motor  function

(Garcia neurological test)

   
28-point Neurological Scoring

Sensory and Motor  function

(Post-ischemic motor & behavioral deficit test)

  Encarnacion et al 2011 (pdf)
Vibrissae-evoked forelimb placing Test

Sensory and Motor  function

(Forelimb asymmetry test)

Cortex & Striatum

Encarnacion et al 2011 (pdf)

Horie et al 2011 (pdf)

T-maze Spontaneous Alternation

Learning and Memory

(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
Place learning in Intellicage

Learning and Memory

(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

Learning and Memory

(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

Learning and Memory

(Exploratory of novel environment in home cage condition)

Hippocampus

(Galsworthy et al., 2005)

Faizi et al 2011 (pdf)

DMP Water Maze

Learning and Memory

(Spatial working/episodic-like memory)

Hippocampus

(Steele and Morris, 1999)

Faizi et al 2011 (pdf)

Nguyen et al 2014 (pdf)

Morris Water Maze

Learning and Memory

(Spatial learning and memory)

Hippocampus Faizi et al 2012 (pdf)
Contextual and tone-cued Fear Conditioning

Learning and Memory

(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

Learning and Memory

(Natural tendency of avoidance)

   
Pre-pulse Inhibition & Startle response

Learning and Memory

(Arousal behavior)

 

Coutellier et al 2012 (pdf)

Faizi et al 2011 (pdf)

Elevated Plus maze

Learning and Memory

(Anxiety-like behavior)

   
Radial Arm Maze

Learning and Memory

(Spatial learning task)

Hippocampus & Pre-frontal cortex  
Conditioned place preference

Learning and Memory

(Place/Spatial learning task)

   
Novel Object Recognition

Learning and Memory

(Spatial displacement & recognition memory)

Hippocampus & Pre-frontal cortex

(Fernandez and Garner, 2007)

Faizi et al 2011 (pdf)

Kleschevnikov et al 2012 (pdf)

Barnes Maze

Learning and Memory

(Spatial working/episodic-like memory)

Hippocampus  
Visual Acuity test

Learning and Memory

(Vision-based performance & learning)

   
Three-Chamber Sociability & Social Novelty Test

Social Interaction

(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 Interaction

(Social memory)

Medial amygdala and lateral septum
Five-Trial Social Memory

Social Interaction

(Social memory)

Vision-based performance & learning

Social Interaction

(Social dominance/withdrawal behavior)

   
Ultrasonic vocalization

Social Interaction

(Detection of communication deficit)

   
Olfactory Habituation/Dishabituation

Social Interaction

(Olfactory memory formation)

 

 

 

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