Variation despite Standardization: Evidence for Animal Personality in Laboratory Mice?


Bachelor Thesis, 2011

43 Pages, Grade: 1,7


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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of figures and tables

Abbreviations

1. Introduction
1.1 Definition
1.2 State of the Art
1.3 Standardization
1.4 Hypotheses

2. Animals, Material, and Methods
2.1 Animals, housing, and experimental conditions
2.2 Behavioral tests
2.3 Experimental Design
2.3.1 The Elevated Plus Maze (EPM)
2.3.2 The Open Field Test (OF)
2.3.3 The Object Exploration Test (OBX)
2.3.4 The Social Investigation Test (SI)
2.3.5 The Dark/Light Test (DL)
2.3.6 The Free Exploration Task (FET)
2.4 Videos and computer software
2.4.1 VirtualDub
2.4.2 Optimas
2.4.3 Tracking Analysis
2.4.4 Statistical analysis

3. Results
3.1 Correlations over time
3.1.1 The Elevated Plus Maze (EPM)
3.1.2 The Open Field Test (OF)
3.1.3 The Object Exploration Test (OBX)
3.1.4 The Social Investigation Test (SI)
3.1.5 The Dark/Light Test (DL)
3.1.6 The Free Exploration Task (FET)
3.2 Correlation across contexts
3.2.1 The Elevated Plus Maze (EPM)
3.2.2 The Open Field Test (OF)
3.2.3 The Object Exploration Test (OBX)
3.2.4 The Social Investigation Test (SI)
3.2.5 The Dark/Light Test (DL)
3.2.6 The Free Exploration Task (FET)
3.3 Differences between individuals

4. Discussion
4.1 Correlation over time
4.2 Correlation across contexts
4.3 Differences between individuals
4.4 Implications

5. Conclusion

6. References

7. Acknowledgements

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Title
Variation despite Standardization: Evidence for Animal Personality in Laboratory Mice?
College
University of Münster  (Department of Behavioural Biology)
Grade
1,7
Author
Year
2011
Pages
43
Catalog Number
V201322
ISBN (eBook)
9783656273899
ISBN (Book)
9783656274278
File size
11677 KB
Language
English
Keywords
Animal Personality, Identität, Standardization, Identity, Standardisierung, Persönlichkeit, Labormäuse, trait, Charakter, Verhalten, behaviour, behavior, individuality, consistency, across-context, inter-temporal, exploration, behavioral correlation, c57bl, object exploration, dark light test, elevated plus maze, medical testing, Tierversuche
Quote paper
Mieke Heidenreich (Author), 2011, Variation despite Standardization: Evidence for Animal Personality in Laboratory Mice?, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/201322

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