A large variety of behavioural studies can be done across the range of Zantiks systems. Some of the protocols can be found below.
This is a continuous performance test used to assess attentional processes and impulse control.
A form of Pavlovian conditioning used to investigate the rewarding effects associated with drugs of abuse.
Validated as an assay to assess anxiety and behavioural effects of substances in fish
Uses vertical distribution in a novel environment as a validated behavioural test for assessing 'anxiety-like' behaviours.
This protocol is for assessing the associative learning and memory of zebrafish.
Discrimination reversal learning paradigms are used to study behavioural flexibility.
Measures the response of Zebrafish larvae to a sudden transition to darkness. Ability to respond is an indicator of an animals internal state.
The startle response of zebrafish larvae to stimuli has long been employed for analyses of motor function, sensory physiology and basic forms of learning.
A protocol for measuring anxiety-like behaviour based on the natural exploratory behaviour of rodents vs aversion to brightly illuminated areas.
This task is often used with mice to study emotional and cognitive disabilities.
This is an unconditioned behavioural test used to assess exploratory behaviour and spatial working memory function.
A circadian rhythm is any biological process that displays an endogenous, entrainable oscillation of about 24 hours.
This is an imaging method for making organisms appear brighter than their background, and can be used for a range or organisms.
In addition to the protocols featured above, other protocols that can be conducted in the units include: