light/dark anxiety test animal research cage / for rodents / modular
light/dark anxiety test
The Light/Dark Box is a characteristic tool used in the assessment of anxiety. The basic measure is the animal’s preference for dark, enclosed places over bright, exposed places. Time spent in the lit (light) half of the arena, and the related exploratory behaviors, are reliable parameters for assessing anxiolytic effects that may be useful in identifying and/or screening of anxiolytic and anxiogenic agents.