Behavioral Assessments

The Purdue Animal Behavior Core (PABC) is equipped to measure multiple aspects of behavior including sensorimotor function, cognition, and anxiety- and depressive-related behaviors.

SENSORIMOTOR BEHAVIORS

  • Gait (DigiGait)
  • Locomotor activity
  • Balance
  • Grip strength
  • Fine motor
  • Nociception
  • Pain sensitivity 

COGNITION

  • Spatial memory
  • Executive functioning
  • Behavioral flexibility
  • Fear/place conditioning
  • Fear and acoustic startle 

PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESS

  • Anxiety
  • Anhedonia
  • Learned helplessness
  • Social Interaction 

GENERAL HEALTH

  • Home cage activity monitoring (Laboras)
  • Feeding and drinking
  • Wheel running activity
  • Olfactory discrimination

Contact

Wendy Koss, PhD, facility director
email: wkoss@purdue.edu
phone: 765-496-6813