Anxiety-Related Behavior

Anxiety tests are used primarily to screen novel compounds for anxiolytic or axiogenic activity, and to investigate the neurobiology of anxiety.

Cognition (Learning and Memory)

Cognition tests, such as the Morris Water Maze, are used to test affects on learning and memory functions.

Motor Function

These tests are designed to evaluate the effects of drugs, brain disorders, genetic factors, etc., on balance, coordination, muscle strength, and reaction time.


These tests are designed to evaluate the potential of new compounds for antidepressant properties.


The tests are designed for evaluating
psychotic-like behaviors in transgenic models of schizophrenia and other mental health disorders, as well as to screen potential antipsychotic drugs.


Experimental models of pain sensitivity (nociception) include tests to high intensity stimuli.

Drug Abuse

These tests assess the effects of the stimulation of certain brain regions or the effects of certain drugs on motivational processes and reinforcement.

Drug Side-Effects

These tests are designed to evaluate new drugs for potential gastrointestinal side effects and other undesired adverse reactions.

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