Title

Assessing Cognitive Phenotypes In Zebrafish

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-6-2017

School

Psychology

Abstract

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017. All rights reserved. Zebrafish are becoming increasingly utilized in behavioral studies as a model of human learning and memory. The existing studies indicate that this species is capable of a variety of cognitive processes, demonstrating its value as a model organism. Popular zebrafish behavioral paradigms to assess various aspects of learning and memory include the startle response, novel tank, learned spatial alternation, three-chamber tank, T-maze and plus maze. Each paradigm is sensitive to pharmacological, genetic and/or experimental manipulations, and within each test specific methodologies and apparatuses have been developed to accommodate the abilities and limitations of this aquatic model, as reviewed here.

Publication Title

The Rights and Wrongs of Zebrafish: Behavioral Phenotyping of Zebrafish

First Page

73

Last Page

93

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