Animals are commonly used in neuroscience research to understand biological mechanisms of nervous system function. Scientists use animals to discover how diseases and their potential therapies affect the entire body.
Neuroscientists study similar themes and issues as academic psychologists, though limited by using nonhuman animals. As a result, the bulk of literature in behavioral neuroscience deals with mental processes and behaviors that are shared across different animal models such as:
- Sensation and perception
- Motivated behavior (hunger, thirst, sex)
- Control of movement
- Learning and memory
- Sleep and biological rhythms
Behavioral neuroscience have a strong history of contributing to the understanding of medical disorders like:
Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Clinical depression, Schizophrenia, Autism, Drug abuse, including alcoholism.
Learn more about feeding pattern
MBRose have developed the HM-2 system for group-housed animals to measure individual feed/liquid intake by relative consumption of variants, the number of entries and duration of time spent, count of non nutritive visits, circadian rhythm of the cage. Additional we can learn more about the episodic drinking and eating pattern by looking closer into the specific meals and in some cases the specific bouts.
Please have a look at the HM-2 station and its many features through this link.
HM-2 – Use this system to monitor food & liquid intake in grouphoused mice or rats
WS-1 – Large scale weighing and/or dosing for mice and rats
WS-2 – Large scale weighing and/or dosing for mice and rats