Behavioural Tests and Models
Full course description
Neuroscience research involves the use of a wide variety of behavioural tests and models with laboratory animals. There are several criteria that neuroscientists can use to select behavioural tests and models. Eventually data has to be analysed, integrated and interpreted. How is this all done? Examples from mainly cognitive and affective tests and models are given. You will learn about these issues by analysing, interpreting and presenting data from experiments as well as from literature.
Students will be able to understand:
- concepts of behavioural animal testing including validity;
- raw data management and analysis;
- interpretation of behavioural data.