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The open field test: A staple in behavioral batteries

The open field test is a locomotor, exploratory and/or anxiety test. Can we measure all these behaviors in a simple enclosed arena? This is exactly what we talk about in this blog, and the discussion surrounding this.
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A critical view on the Forced swim test

The forced swim test (FST), a staple in depression research, has been under discussion for a while. What is the FST? How is it used? And why is it under discussion? Here we share our view on this topic
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Furthering behavioral studies for understanding microbiota-brain insights

How and to what extend do microbes in the gut affect the brain and behavior? Discover how they do this kind of research at UCLA.
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EthoVision XT and the Morris Water Maze: expert tips and tricks

Neuroscientist Colleen McSweeney, Ph.D. shares her expert knowledge on using EthoVision XT and the Morris Water Maze. From a brief history to valuable tips and tricks, here is all you need to know on automated tracking.
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5 proven ways to measure spatial learning in rodents

What is spatial learning, why is it important and how do we measure it? Here we dive into 5 different behavioral tests that specifically measure spatial learning and memory in rodents.
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Observing and coding the behavior of siblings

Would it help if your brother or sister is sitting by your side when you're in pain? Would that ease the pain, or provide some distraction?
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Our Top 5 Webinars of 2020 on Animal Behavior Research

Over the past year we have hosted several webinars, technical briefings and virtual meet-ups. Now we have listed our Top 5 Webinars of 2020 on Animal Behavior Research for you. Don’t miss out and watch them for free any time!
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Identification of an aphid resistance gene in Arabidopsis

Karen Kloth used EntoLab in her research on the genetic basis of plant resistance to aphids. Genome-wide association mapping of aphid behavior on 350 natural Arabidopsis accessions led to the discovery of a new gene.
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How to conduct research with human participants during COVID-19

Are you going to pick up research with human participants again? Here are some useful tips to ensure safety and hygiene in a corona-proof lab.
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CFI Exceptional Opportunities Fund – COVID-19

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has issued an Exceptional Opportunities Fund (EOF) in the fight against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, known as COVID-19.