Grooming analysis algorithm for neurobehavioural stress research.

  title={Grooming analysis algorithm for neurobehavioural stress research.},
  author={Allan Kalueff and Pentti Tuohimaa},
  journal={Brain research. Brain research protocols},
  volume={13 3},
Since rodent self-grooming behaviours are elicited by both comfort and stressful conditions, traditional measures such as duration, latency of onset and the number of bouts may be not suitable to dissociate between these opposite conditions. The aim of the current study was to improve and optimize ethological measurement of self-grooming in neurobehavioural stress research enabling differentiation between stress and no-stress situations. This protocol assists in the correct interpretation of… CONTINUE READING