Analysis of Locomotor behavior in rodents is a common and important measure in preclinical research studies. Locomotion experiments are used to test the levels of activity of the animals, rhythms of their movements including randomness, inclination to stay close to the walls (thigmotaxis) or move closer to the center of the arena etc. Often drugs are used to manipulate behavior and effects are studied using multiple animals and environments(i.e. Open Field)simultaneously.

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