The Nest Building Test in Mice for Assessment of General Well-Being

Ann Katrin Kraeuter, Paul C. Guest, Zoltán Sarnyai

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This chapter presents a method for assessing general behavior, well-being, and sensorimotor gating. A detailed protocol is given for assessment of nest building performance in female mice using a strict scoring system. The test can be used for assessing moods and behaviors associated with psychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. It can also be useful for testing movement disorders such as Parkinson disease.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4939-8993-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology


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