Rodent Behavior Core
The Rodent Behavior Core, located in Berg, is slated to open to the NYULMC research community in September, 2012. The Rodent Behavior Core will provide facilities and equipment for:
- Spatial Learning and Memory (Morris Water Maze, Place Preference)
- Associative Memory Formation (Fear Conditioning)
- Anxiety and Depression (Elevated Plus, Forced Swim, Tail Suspension, Sucrose Preference)
- Sensory Motor Gating (Prepulse Inhibition, Acoustic Startle)
- Drug Addiction and Withdrawal (Conditioned Place Preference, Locomotor Hyperactivity)
- Social Learning (Three Chambered Arena)
- Novelty Detection (Objection Recognition)
- Motor Learning (Rotating Rod test)
- Perseverative Learning (Y-Maze)
- Working Memory (Radial Arm Maze)
- Real time video tracking to adapt user designed paradigms
Mouse Behavior facilities and equipment are currently available in a limited capacity in the Smilow vivarium procedure room.
For more information contact Chuck Hoeffer, PhD, email@example.com.