Studying Sociability & Social Interaction in Animal Models
Sociability is the act by which two or more individuals interact with one another or as a group. Together, indvidiuals have an opportunity to speak and express emotions. In rodents, sociability is studied to understand social interaction.
Social behavior can be modeled in rodents and other species as a means to understand how genetic or physioloigcal changes can affect social interaction.
What We Offer at AniLocus
At AniLocus, we offer multiple apparatuses to test sociability and novel interactions in your animal model. The tests include: Dominance Test, Novel Object Test, Sociability Test, Social memory test, Social Olfactory Habituation & Dishabituation, Vocalization Test
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