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.
An adaption of the elevated plus maze and the light/dark box as a robust and versatile measure of anxiety and exploratory behaviours in aquatic and terrestrial organisms.
An assay to assess anxiety-like behaviours, the anxiolytic drug effects, and to investigate the (epi)genetic bases of anxiety-related behaviour.
Uses vertical distribution in a novel environment as a validated behavioural test for assessing 'anxiety-like' behaviours.
This assay uses a mirror stimuli and close proximity to mirror as a validated measure of aggressive behaviours in zebrafish.
This protocol is for assessing the associative learning and memory of zebrafish.
In this protocol, we outline two simple social preference assays for zebrafish adults or larvae.
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. One paradigm described here is the Spontaneous Alternation Test.
A circadian rhythm is any biological process that displays an endogenous, entrainable oscillation of about 24 hours.
This protocol will run a 48 hour acute immobilisation/activity test based on the OECD guidelines for testing of chemicals.
This assay exploits the innate behaviour of Drosophila to climb in order to measure locomotor ability/behaviour.
In addition to the protocols featured above, other protocols that can be conducted in the units include: