Join Alicia Brantley, PhD for a deep dive into her work involving novel object tests, the challenges associated with these protocols, and the solutions she is exploring to overcome these challenges.
While many mouse behavioral assays are easily reproducible, novel object test protocols can vary greatly and can be difficult to reproduce due to the specificity of the objects, equipment, and techniques utilized by a particular lab. In a behavioral core setting, this can be even more challenging due to the varying experience levels of investigators performing the task and quantifying the mouse-object interactions manually. Updating novel object tests with new technological methods may be the key to increasing reproducibility and reliability in these tests.
Key Topics Include:
- Defining novel object test procedures and goals
- Understanding primary challenges to reproducibility in novel object tests
- Successfully utilizing behavioral tracking software to increase reliability in novel object tests
Mouse Behavior Core
Scripps Research, Florida Campus