Light Dark Box

This test is used to assess anxiety. The basic measure is the animal's preference for dark, enclosed places over bright, exposed places.


The subject is placed in the dark portion of the box for a set period of acclimation time.  At the end of this period, a door separating the two compartments is opened. The amount of time that the subject takes to emerge fully from the enclosed area into the open area and the percentage of time spent in the dark and light chambers are measured.

Light-Dark Box

Behavioral Tasks

Light-Dark Box

Rat Services
Fear Conditioning
Morris Water Maze
Radial Arm Maze
T Maze
Social Interaction
Ultrasonic Vocalization
Conditioned Taste Aversion
Conditioned Place Preference
Novel Object Recognition
Open Field
SHIRPA Primary Screen
Elevated Plus Maze
Light-Dark Box
Social Recognition
Social Transmission
    of Food Preference
Basic Neurological Screens
      ° Vision Penlight
      ° Hot Plate
      ° Tail Immersion
      ° Grip Strength
      ° Gait Analysis
      ° Balance Beam
      ° Forced Swim
      ° Tail Suspension

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