Including social behavior as part of a phenotypic screen has important benefits and eventually leads to better translational value of rodent models.
Behavior Analysis facility
Introducing the Behavioral Analysis Facility. Researchers evaluate the behavioral and functional activities of new pharmacological drugs using diverse functional tests. Learn more about their recent projects.
A roundup of our best behavioral research posts of the summer
With summer scorching through large parts of the world, it's time to gather the best of our behavioral research blog posts of the last couple of months. These articles should be on your reading list!
Analyzing repetitive movements
To examine if a specific repertoire of repetitive movements was present in children with autism at the age range between six and 12 months, researchers used home videos to code the behaviors of the infants.
Enhanced rewarding effect of nicotine in diabetes
Why are the rewarding effects of nicotine greater in diabetic rats?
The link between music and emotion
Music affects people, that's for sure. But to what extent varies per person. To measure facial expressions during a musical experiment, FaceReader Online is the easy-to-use tool.
Contrary to common methods, gait analysis can detect clinically relevant symptoms early on, researchers say.
Measuring facial expressions during doctor-patient interaction
Using simulated medical encounters, Dr. Crapanzano and her team measured the influence of bias in the medical students' diagnosis and treatment plans for a patient presenting as mildly depressed.