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E PHY SCIENCE In Vivo Ex Vivo Electrophysiology platform

Light Dark Box

Goal: anxiety

Principle: this test is based on the antagonism between rodent's spontaneous exploratory behavior and their innate aversion to open and enlightened places. The test apparatus consists of a small dark safe compartment and a large illuminated aversive compartment. Time spent in the dark compartment will be correlated to the level of anxiety.