A Researcher s Guide to Rodent Behavior

A Researcher's Guide to Rodent Behavior: Experimental Designs, Methods and Protocols is a comprehensive guide to all forms of behavioral processes found in mice, rats, and other rodents used in behavioral and cognitive research. The book begins with discussions of the basic skills necessary for successful rodent behavior research, including experimental design, animal selection, building any necessary apparatus, ethical considerations, and interpretation of results. The book provides further useful guidance for researchers at all stages of their careers, including a detailed description of how to perform stereotaxic surgery on the rat or mouse brain, advice on how to non-appetitively motivate rodents, and information on how to calculate drug dosages for research animals. Most significantly, Rodent Behavior contains 35 proven, clearly defined protocols to aid readers in their research, making it one of the few books available that provides a collection of such protocols in a single publication. The cognitive, motor, sensory, affective, and species-typical protocols are profusely illustrated with full-color photographs from the author's own research, to help readers more fully understand the studies and methods discussed in the text and provide further instruction on the ideal ways to re-create research projects themselves. Written by a renowned expert with more than forty years of experience in the laboratory performing behavioral testing on manifold rodent species, Rodent Behavior is crafted in an engaging, accessible style that makes the book the ideal guide not only for seasoned behavior researchers but also students, early-career researchers, and established scientists from other disciplines who are new to the study of animal behavior. The book draws on the author's own research experiences and passion for the animals he works with to provide a guide to animal behavior testing that is particularly concerned with paradigms that minimize animal suffering and emphasize rodents' welfare. Rodent Behavior is sure to be an indispensable reference for anyone engaged in behavior research involving any rodent species available to investigators. Provides comprehensive guidance for all phases of rodent-based research, from experimental design to ethics to drug-dosage calculations Scientifically rigorous but written in an engaging style that makes the content equally accessible to seasoned behavior researchers and those new to the field Contains 35 protocols for cognition, motor, sensory, affective, and species-typical investigations Includes instructions and advice for designing and creating cost-effective apparatus used in conducting experiments Discusses future directions in rodent behavior research, including emerging use of degus for investigation of Alzheimer's disease

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  • Author : Robert M.J. Deacon
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 208 pages
  • ISBN : 9780128041277
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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A Researcher's Guide to Rodent Behavior

A Researcher's Guide to Rodent Behavior
  • Author : Robert M.J. Deacon
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 15 October 2021
GET THIS BOOKA Researcher's Guide to Rodent Behavior

A Researcher's Guide to Rodent Behavior: Experimental Designs, Methods and Protocols is a comprehensive guide to all forms of behavioral processes found in mice, rats, and other rodents used in behavioral and cognitive research. The book begins with discussions of the basic skills necessary for successful rodent behavior research, including experimental design, animal selection, building any necessary apparatus, ethical considerations, and interpretation of results. The book provides further useful guidance for researchers at all stages of their careers, including a

Guide to Research Techniques in Neuroscience

Guide to Research Techniques in Neuroscience
  • Author : Matt Carter,Jennifer C. Shieh
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 27 February 2015
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Neuroscience is, by definition, a multidisciplinary field: some scientists study genes and proteins at the molecular level while others study neural circuitry using electrophysiology and high-resolution optics. A single topic can be studied using techniques from genetics, imaging, biochemistry, or electrophysiology. Therefore, it can be daunting for young scientists or anyone new to neuroscience to learn how to read the primary literature and develop their own experiments. This volume addresses that gap, gathering multidisciplinary knowledge and providing tools for understanding

Mouse Behavioral Testing

Mouse Behavioral Testing
  • Author : Douglas Wahlsten
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 25 November 2010
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Mouse Behavioral Testing: How to Use Mice in Behavioral Neuroscience provides detailed explanations of how to conduct an experiment on mouse behavior from the initial planning of the research design through every step of the process until the data analysis phase. The book discusses the practical matters that need to be considered carefully when working with any species of animal, such as how many animals need to be tested. It describes the tests and techniques devised specifically for work with

Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research

Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Committee on Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 22 August 2003
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Expanding on the National Research Council’s Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, this book deals specifically with mammals in neuroscience and behavioral research laboratories. It offers flexible guidelines for the care of these animals, and guidance on adapting these guidelines to various situations without hindering the research process. Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research offers a more in-depth treatment of concerns specific to these disciplines than any previous guide

Immunodeficient Rodents

Immunodeficient Rodents
  • Author : National Research Council,Commission on Life Sciences,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Committee on Immunologically Compromised Rodents
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 January 1989
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This volume is an indispensable reference on the nature of immune defects in rodents and the special techniques necessary to maintain and breed them. The authors describe 64 inbred, hybrid, and mutant strains of rodents, each with some immune defect; explain mechanisms for ensuring genetic purity; and provide a standardized nomenclature for different varieties. Subsequent sections summarize and provide references on the genetics, pathophysiology, husbandry, and reproduction of each of the various strains as well as sound advice on planning for

Companion Guide to Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats

Companion Guide to Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats
  • Author : National Research Council,Commission on Life Sciences,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Committee on Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 February 1991
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Committee on Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats, National Research Council This companion to Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats makes practical information on rodent diseases readily accessible to researchers. This volume parallels the three parts of the main volume. Part I, Principles of Rodent Disease Prevention, briefly examines the requirements for maintaining pathogen-free rodents, factors in designing health surveillance programs, and other laboratory management issues. Part II, Disease Agents, is an easy-to-use reference section, listing diagnosis and control methods,

Use of Laboratory Animals in Biomedical and Behavioral Research

Use of Laboratory Animals in Biomedical and Behavioral Research
  • Author : National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Commission on Life Sciences,Committee on the Use of Laboratory Animals in Biomedical and Behavioral Research
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 February 1988
GET THIS BOOKUse of Laboratory Animals in Biomedical and Behavioral Research

Scientific experiments using animals have contributed significantly to the improvement of human health. Animal experiments were crucial to the conquest of polio, for example, and they will undoubtedly be one of the keystones in AIDS research. However, some persons believe that the cost to the animals is often high. Authored by a committee of experts from various fields, this book discusses the benefits that have resulted from animal research, the scope of animal research today, the concerns of advocates of

Molecular-Genetic and Statistical Techniques for Behavioral and Neural Research

Molecular-Genetic and Statistical Techniques for Behavioral and Neural Research
  • Author : Robert T. Gerlai
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 24 April 2018
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Molecular-Genetic and Statistical Techniques for Behavioral and Neural Research presents the most exciting molecular and recombinant DNA techniques used in the analysis of brain function and behavior, a critical piece of the puzzle for clinicians, scientists, course instructors and advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Chapters examine neuroinformatics, genetic and neurobehavioral databases and data mining, also providing an analysis of natural genetic variation and principles and applications of forward (mutagenesis) and reverse genetics (gene targeting). In addition, the book discusses gene

Methods of Behavior Analysis in Neuroscience

Methods of Behavior Analysis in Neuroscience
  • Author : Jerry J. Buccafusco
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 29 August 2000
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Using the most well-studied behavioral analyses of animal subjects to promote a better understanding of the effects of disease and the effects of new therapeutic treatments on human cognition, Methods of Behavior Analysis in Neuroscience provides a reference manual for molecular and cellular research scientists in both academia and the pharmaceutic