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Links to Protocols

Cognitive Function

Object Recognition

Object Placement

Social Discrimination Memory

Spontaneous Alternation

• Morris Water Maze

• Sensorimotor gaiting

• Radial Arm Maze

• Conditioned Taste Aversion

Labyrinth Maze

Affective / Emotional Behaviors

Social Interaction

• Social Preference

• Social Transmission of Food Preferences

• Reproductive and mating behavior

• Open Field

• Marble Burying (neophobia, compulsions)

• Elevated Plus Maze (anxiety)

• Light/Dark Box (anxiety)

• Acoustic Startle

Porsolt (Forced Swim) Test

Maternal behavior

Novelty Supression of Feeding


Tests of Analgesia

• Von Frey

Cold Tail Flick


Sensorimotor Function

• Open Field (activity, habituation, sensitization)

• Rotarod

Grip Strength

Gait analysis and toe spread

Balance Beam (motor coordination)

• Visual Placing (visual acuity)

• Visual Cliff

• Pupil dilation

Tape removal test



Functional Observation Battery (Primary Screen)

Estrous Cycle Staging

• Behavioral Tracking software

• Conditioned Place Preference / Aversion

• Grooming

• Stereotypies

Developmental milestones (pups)

Homing (pups)

Play (juvenile)

Conditioned Place Preference

Protocols can be accessed from on the Einstein campus. To access these links from off campus, contact the core director for a user name and password -- email core director