Behavioural and pharmacological characterisation of the canopy stretched attend posture test as a model of anxiety in mice and rats

@article{Grewal1997BehaviouralAP,
  title={Behavioural and pharmacological characterisation of the canopy stretched attend posture test as a model of anxiety in mice and rats},
  author={Savraj S. Grewal and Jon K. Shepherd and David J. Bill and Allan Fletcher and Colin Trevor Dourish},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={1997},
  volume={133},
  pages={29-38}
}
The behavioural element, stretched attend posture (SAP), is an important component of the “risk-assessment” repertoire of defensive behaviour in rodents. The present experimental paradigm was devised as a novel and simple method of eliciting high levels of SAP in mice and rats. The SAP test apparatus comprised an elevated black Perspex circular platform. A… CONTINUE READING