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Pipeline B - Emotionality

  • Open Field test – spontaneous exploratory behaviour in a novel environment, anxiety
  • Acoustic Startle & PPI - prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle reflex: sensorimotor information processing; deficits are related to schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric diseases
  • Light/Dark Box test – anxiety (brightness)
  • Elevated Plus-Maze test – anxiety (height)
  • Social Interaction test – anxiety (social phobia)
  • Swim ability test – swim ability
  • Tail Suspension test – depression-related behaviour
  • Acute stress test – stress responsivity, function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis