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Hyponeophagia: A Measure of Anxiety in the Mouse

Article DOI: 10.3791/2613
May 17th, 2011


Summary May 17th, 2011

Mice and rats, due to their innate cautiousness, are initially slow in consuming a novel food, particularly in a novel place. This hyponeophagia can readily be measured in the laboratory, even though laboratory animals are much less anxious than their wild counterparts

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