An improved light dark box test by using a real-time video tracking system

Narayanan, Sareesh Naduvil and Kumar, Raju Suresh (2018) An improved light dark box test by using a real-time video tracking system. Acta Biologica Hungarica, 69 (4). pp. 371-384. ISSN 0236-5383 (print); 1588-256X (online)


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In the behavioral science field, many of the oldest tests have still most frequently been used almost in the same way for decades. The subjective influence of human observer and the large inter-observer and interlab differences are substantial among these tests. This necessitates the possibility of using technological innovations for behavioral science to obtain new parameters, results and insights as well. The light-dark box (LDB) test is a characteristic tool used to assess anxiety in rodents. A complete behavioral analysis (including both anxiety and locomotion parameters) is not possible by performing traditional LDB test protocol, as it lacks the usage of a real-time video recording of the test. In the current report, we describe an improved approach to conduct LDB test using a real-time video tracking system.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: MTA KFB támogatási szerződés alapján archiválva
Uncontrolled Keywords: light-dark box; emotion; anxiety; locomotion; behavior
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz
Depositing User: Violetta Baliga
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2019 13:02
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2019 00:34

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