Instrumentation

The equipment (animal testing apparatus, video recording, etc.) and methods used in the Biobehavioral Research Core cover a wide range of behavioral domains. In addition, powerful application software is available to track and analyze the behavior, movement, and activity of animals in real-time or from pre-recorded video files.

Sensory and Motor Function
  • Neurological Screen
  • Open Field Test
  • Rotor-Rod
  • Cylinder Test
  • Grip Strength
  • Balance Beam Walking
Affective Behavior
  • Elevated Plus Maze
  • Forced Swim Test
  • Tail Suspension Test
  • Pre Pulse Inhibition
Pain
  • Randall-Selitto Test (Analgesy-Meter)
  • Von Frey Method
  • Flinch-Jump Test
Tracking and Other Software
  • ANY-Maze
  • Noldus EthoVision
  • Gemini
  • PAS pathway
  • PAS reporter
Cognition
  • Barnes Maze
  • Fear Conditioning Test
  • Passive Avoidance Test
  • Object Recognition
  • T- and Y-Mazes
  • 8-Arm Radial Maze
Social Behavior
  • Sociability
  • Social Interaction
  • Social Novelty Preference Test
  • Social Memory
Stereotyped Behavior/Repetitive Behavior
  • Circling
  • Jumping
  • Repetitive Self-Grooming
Contact the Biobehavioral Genetics Core

8700 Beverly Blvd.
Davis Building, Suite 6019
Los Angeles, CA 90048