Behavioral Laboratories

The main goal of this lab is testing the effects of environmental, physical and pharmacological agents on various aspects of cognitive functions in experimental animals including rats and mice. We use different models for testing the spatial and non-spatial (classical and inhibitory conditioning) memory and anxiety. These methods are as following:

  • Auditory Fear conditioning task
  • Passive Avoidance task
  • T maze
  • Fear conditioning task
  • Morris water maze
  • Elevated plus maze
  • Motor movement measurement

Abbas Ali Vafaei, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology