Behavior of laboratory rodents is often studied in well-controlled, simple experiments, in an environment that is fundamentally different from the animal’s home cage.
A recent observational research study performed by Rydenfalt et al. explored the efficacy of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist and the results of its proper usage.
In order to get off to a good start, it is best to describe the research or tests that are going to be performed in detail.
Zebrafish are not the first species one might think of as being exposed to alcohol in their natural environment.
The self-reported liking ratings of orange juices correlate significantly with such basic emotions as anger, disgust, and happiness.
A great example of optogenetics in behavioral studies is the work of Dr. Kravitz and Dr. Kreitzer at the Kreitzer lab (currently, Kravitz works at the NIDDK in Bethesda). Let me tell you about it.
Early in life, children are not capable of filling out a complete questionnaire or talking to an interviewer.