Animal activity monitoring system at UCSF

Definition
An animal physiology monitoring system used to monitor the specific behavior of animals in an experimental setting.
Synonyms
Animal activity monitor, Behavioral locomotive activity chamber
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Mission Bay

Gladstone Neurobehavioral Core

Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, Mission Bay
Contact: General Inquiries michael.gill@gladstone.ucsf.edu

  • Elevated plus maze (Hamilton Kinder)
  • Fear conditioning apparatus (San Diego Instruments)
  • Passive avoidance chamber (San Diego Instruments)
  • Startle chambers (Hamilton Kinder)
Parnassus

Neurobehavioral Core for Rehabilitation Research (NCRR)

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Research, Parnassus
Contact: Sandra Canchola 415-476-5045 CancholaS@ptrehab.ucsf.edu

  • Beam Balance Test - an animal is placed on a narrow beam, the ability to maintain balance and/or traverse the beam is evaluated.
  • CatWalk (Noldus) - an automated gait analysis system that allows easy quantitation of a large number of locomotor parameters using a walkway crosing which is videoed and recorded on the computer.
  • Crawley Three-Chamber Test
  • Elevated Plus Maze (2) - (EPM) is a rodent model of anxiety that is used as a screening test for putative anxiolytic or anxiogenic compounds and as a general research tool in neurobiological anxiety research.
  • Elevated Zero Maze (2) - (EZM) is a rodent model of anxiety that is used as a screening test for putative anxiolytic or anxiogenic compounds and as a general research tool in neurobiological anxiety research.
  • EthoVision (Noldus) - Video tracking system for automation of behavioral experiments
  • Inclined Plane - an animal is placed on a platform that can be raised to varying angles.
  • Kinder Open Field (2) - The open field test (OFT) is a commonly used qualitative and quantitative measure of general locomotor activity and willingness to explore in rodents.
  • Morris Water Maze-is a behavioral procedure widely used in behavioral neuroscience to study spatial learning and memory.
  • Parallel Rod Floor Test - a model of ataxia in mice. It alows the simultaneous measurment of ataxia and locomotor activity.
  • Paw Thermal Stimulation (San Diego Instruments) - Also known as Hargreaves test, a thermal stimulus is generated by a focused light bulb. Hindpaws are stimulated, the response to these stimuli consists of withdrawal. Latency is recorded.