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Animal laboratory

Animal laboratory

The Animal laboratory facility is affiliated with the Department of Biological and Medical Psychology in the BB-building. The laboratory is AAALAC acreditted and has approval for studies on genetically modified rodents.

The laboratory has modern facilities which meet international standards and demands within animal research. This includes hardware and software for a large range of behavioral testing, wireless recording of multiple biopotentials combined with activity and body temperature, neurophysiological measurements like EEG/EMG and extracellular stimulation.

EXPERIMENTAL METHODS     

  • Objective measures of sleep and waking function (EEG and EMG)
  • Objective measures of circadian rhythmicity
  • Forced Activity (automated running wheels)
  • Telemetry
  • Electrophysiology
  • Open field
  • Startle response
  • Elevated Plus Maze
  • Pavlovian and Instrumental Conditioning
  • Biochemical parameters
  • Molecular measures of brain function
  • Metabolic measures of energy intake and expenditure

 

SOME PROJECTS FROM THE ANIMAL LABORATORY

Consequences of night shift simulation on waking performance, sleep, circadian rhythmicity and brain function

Sleep dynamics in rats after exposure to long or short photoperiod

The early life condition - A translational study of affective and behavioral outcomes and genetic modulation

 

Members of BSSG and the general manager of the  animal laboratory, Anne Marie Kinn Rød, may be of assistance in design, project planning, data collection, data extraction and data analysis of the methods described.