Characterization of the rat exploratory behavior in the elevated plus-maze with Markov chains.

@article{Tejada2010CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the rat exploratory behavior in the elevated plus-maze with Markov chains.},
  author={Julian Tejada and Geraldine Goes Bosco and Silvio Morato and Antonio C. Roque},
  journal={Journal of neuroscience methods},
  year={2010},
  volume={193 2},
  pages={288-95}
}
The elevated plus-maze is an animal model of anxiety used to study the effect of different drugs on the behavior of the animal. It consists of a plus-shaped maze with two open and two closed arms elevated 50cm from the floor. The standard measures used to characterize exploratory behavior in the elevated plus-maze are the time spent and the number of entries in the open arms. In this work, we use Markov chains to characterize the exploratory behavior of the rat in the elevated plus-maze under… CONTINUE READING