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TitleA hitchhiker’s guide to behavioral analysis in laboratory rodents
Author(s)Sousa, Nuno
Almeida, O. F. X.
Wotjak, C. T.
KeywordsAnimals
Behavior, Animal
Cognition
Emotions
Environment
Exploratory Behavior
Genetics, Behavioral
Learning
Mice
Motor Activity
Rats
Research Design
Social Behavior
Stereotyped Behavior
Cognitive behavior
Emotional behavior
Motor functions
Reflexes
Sensory functions
Stereotypic behaviors
Issue date2006
PublisherWiley
JournalGenes, Brain and Behavior
Abstract(s)Genes and environment are both essential and interdependent determinants of behavioral responses. Behavioral genetics focuses on the role of genes on behavior. In this article, we aim to provide a succinct, but comprehensive, overview of the different means through which behavioral analysis may be performed in rodents. We give general recommendations for planning and performing behavioral experiments in rats and mice, followed by brief descriptions of experimental paradigms most commonly used for the analysis of reflexes, sensory function, motor function and exploratory, social, emotional and cognitive behavior. We end with a discussion of some of the shortcomings of current concepts of genetic determinism and argue that the genetic basis of behavior should be analyzed in the context of environmental factors.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/64298
DOI10.1111/j.1601-183X.2006.00228.x
ISSN1601-1848
e-ISSN1601-183X
Publisher versionhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1601-183X.2006.00228.x
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
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