Understanding how stress responses and stress-related behaviors have evolved in zebrafish and mammals
- Biology, PsychologyNeurobiology of Stress
Leveraging Social Learning to Enhance Captive Animal Care and Welfare
- PsychologyJournal of Zoological and Botanical Gardens
From ants to zebras, animals are influenced by the behavior of others. At the simplest level, social support can reduce neophobia, increasing animals’ exploration of novel spaces, foods, and other…
Unconventional anxiety pharmacology in zebrafish: Drugs beyond traditional anxiogenic and anxiolytic spectra
- Biology, PsychologyPharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior
- SociologyPhilosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology
This paper develops the conceptual framework of “sex contextualism” for the study of sex-related variables in biomedical research. Sex contextualism offers an alternative to binary sex essentialist…
Co-production, multiplied: Enactments of sex as a biological variable in US biomedicine
- SociologySocial studies of science
It is suggested that it is in the very attempt to delineate natural from social order, and in the process create the conditions to privilege a particular kind of science and account of embodied difference, that ontological multiplicity becomes readily visible.
Reproducing Statistical Results
- Computer Science
Five proposed remedies for replication failures are discussed: improved prepublication and postpublication validation of findings; the complete disclosure of research steps; assessment of the stability of statistical findings; providing access to digital research objects, in particular data and software; and ensuring these objects are legally reusable.
Of mice and zebrafish: the impact of the experimenter identity on animal behavior
- BiologyLab animal
Olfactory exposure to males, including men, causes stress and related analgesia in rodents
- Biology, PsychologyNature Methods
It is found that exposure of mice and rats to male but not female experimenters produces pain inhibition, and experimenter sex can affect apparent baseline responses in behavioral testing.