22 December 2020
A new study in Laterality investigated the relationship between neuroanatomical or behavioural lateralization and anxiety using a light-dark preference test in adult zebrafish.
02 December 2020
We are pleased to announce that our interns have successfully completed their internships with us and generated some great data. In just one summer all of our interns were able to produce work which was presented at this years entsoc virtual meeting! Check out their posters and presentations on startle response and circadian rhythms in Drosophila and mosquito larvae.
10 August 2020
A new study in symmetry suggests that the behaviour exhibited in a test measuring brain lateralization is predictive of the side bias exhibited by zebrafish in a 2-choice discrimination task. Lateralized individuals tended to turn to a preferred side of the experimental tank regardless of extensive training, making it difficult to understand whether these individuals have the cognitive abilities to solve the task.
06 July 2020
A new study on bioRxiv suggests that working memory and exploration-search strategy changes are both impaired in aged zebrafish. Acute exposure to a selective dopamine D1/D5 receptor partial agonist, enhanced working memory in aging, but had no detectable effect on behavioural flexibility.
20 April 2020
A new temperature control unit is being shipped with both the MWP_vb and the MWP_sc.
06 April 2020
A new optogenetic module is available for both the MWP_vb and the MWP_sc!
30 March 2020
A new memory task (the FMP Y-maze), designed by researchers at the University of Portsmouth, enables investigation of working memory and search strategies in both vertebrates and invertebrates.
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