A Human Open Field Test Reveals Thigmotaxis Related to Agoraphobic Fear

@article{Walz2016AHO,
  title={A Human Open Field Test Reveals Thigmotaxis Related to Agoraphobic Fear},
  author={Nora Walz and Andreas M{\"u}hlberger and Paul Pauli},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2016},
  volume={80},
  pages={390-397}
}
BACKGROUND Thigmotaxis refers to a specific behavior of animals (i.e., to stay close to walls when exploring an open space). Such behavior can be assessed with the open field test (OFT), which is a well-established indicator of animal fear. The detection of similar open field behavior in humans may verify the translational validity of this paradigm… CONTINUE READING