Anxiety tests are used primarily to screen novel compounds
for anxiolytic or axiogenic activity, and to investigate
the neurobiology of anxiety.
Cognition tests, such as the Morris Water Maze, are used
to test affects on learning and memory functions.
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.
These tests assess the effects of the stimulation of certain brain
regions or the effects of certain drugs on motivational processes and
These tests are designed to evaluate new drugs for
potential gastrointestinal side effects and other
undesired adverse reactions.