Behavior Analysis facility

How to characterize complete behavioral phenotypes in a behavioral analysis facility

Friday, 27 July, 2018

The Behavioural Analysis facility (Service Commun d’Analyse Comportementale, SCAC) is a research infrastructure for life science of Institute of Research and Innovative in Biomedicine (IRIB) of University of Rouen, France. 

Behavioral Analysis  Facility

Watch this video and learn more about recent research at this lab such as research into the relationship between food intake and mood disorders.

Learn why Dr. Do Rego chooses automatic measurements to analyze behavior.

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Researchers at this lab evaluate the behavioral and functional activities of new pharmacological drugs using diverse functional tests such as: anxiety, fear, depression, nutrition, food and drink consumption, metabolism, development (neonatal development and maternal behavior), learning and memory, pain, motor behavior (spontaneous activity, motor coordination), sensorimotor gaiting, addiction (appetitive or aversive properties), neurotoxicity and stroke.

Automate behavioral tests

Next to PhenoTyper, SCAC has animal rooms and rooms specially dedicated to animal behavioral experiments. It brings together various classical and original devices, at the forefront of current technology. For example for gait analysis, and of course EthoVision video tracking sfotware to automate for example an open field or plus maze experiment.

This is what Dr. Do Rego tells us about these tools"CatWalk XTEthoVision XT, without question, are very valuable behavioral testing tools for both novices as well as for experts due to their easy handling, flexibility and user-friendliness."

Motor behavior

Animal models

This facility is specialized in the creation and evaluation of animal models, mainly rodents, reproducing some emotional, dementia, neurodegenerative and motor diseases affecting humans.

The lab has the objective to develop new animal models, to characterize complete behavioral phenotypes and in the reproducibility of our experimental models presenting deficits of neurological, psychiatric order or associated to the ageing and stroke and consequently to be able to test new pharmacological drugs with therapeutic aim within the framework of national and international scientific collaborations with academic and industrial partners.

CatWalk XT

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The CatWalk XT gait analysis system can be an incredibly useful tool in assessing the subtle motor deficits exhibited by mice post-TBI, making it ideal for detecting deficits that might not be readily observable to researchers. 

But how can you use the CatWalk XT effectively for your own TBI models? We have a few tips!