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The gradient of luminosity between open/enclosed arms, and not the absolute level of Lux, predicts the behaviour of rats in the plus maze.
Behav Brain Res. 2005 Apr 15; 159(1):55-61.BB

Abstract

The effect of the gradient of luminosity between the open and the enclosed arms (O/E(DeltaLux)) of the elevated plus maze (EPM), upon the level of fear/anxiety in rats submitted to the trial 1/trial 2 paradigm was investigated. Male Wistar rats were assigned to freely explore either of three EPM configuration, with the enclosed arm walls constructed with either translucent glass (O/E(DeltaLux)=11), opaque glass (O/E(DeltaLux)=96) or wood (O/E(DeltaLux)=141), for 2 consecutive days (trial 1/trial 2). Independently of the EPM configuration, rats exhibited increased fear during trial 2 relative to trial 1, thus indicating that the level of O/E(DeltaLux), at least in the range used here, is not a determinant variable for the establishment of increased anxiety induced by prior maze experience. The groups tested under 11 and 141 O/E(DeltaLux) were those who exhibited the low and higher level of open arm avoidance, respectively. There was also an increased open arms avoidance over trial 1 in rats tested under 11 and 96 O/E(DeltaLux), only. These results suggest that the enclosed arm preference of rats during trial 1 EPM procedure may be changed by the level of O/E(DeltaLux) of the test. The present results are discussed with respect to the controversy regarding the role of luminosity on EPM performance.

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Department of Physiological Sciences, Centre of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Santa Catarina, 88.040-900 Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15794998

Citation

Pereira, Lenir Orlandi, et al. "The Gradient of Luminosity Between Open/enclosed Arms, and Not the Absolute Level of Lux, Predicts the Behaviour of Rats in the Plus Maze." Behavioural Brain Research, vol. 159, no. 1, 2005, pp. 55-61.
Pereira LO, da Cunha IC, Neto JM, et al. The gradient of luminosity between open/enclosed arms, and not the absolute level of Lux, predicts the behaviour of rats in the plus maze. Behav Brain Res. 2005;159(1):55-61.
Pereira, L. O., da Cunha, I. C., Neto, J. M., Paschoalini, M. A., & Faria, M. S. (2005). The gradient of luminosity between open/enclosed arms, and not the absolute level of Lux, predicts the behaviour of rats in the plus maze. Behavioural Brain Research, 159(1), 55-61.
Pereira LO, et al. The Gradient of Luminosity Between Open/enclosed Arms, and Not the Absolute Level of Lux, Predicts the Behaviour of Rats in the Plus Maze. Behav Brain Res. 2005 Apr 15;159(1):55-61. PubMed PMID: 15794998.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The gradient of luminosity between open/enclosed arms, and not the absolute level of Lux, predicts the behaviour of rats in the plus maze. AU - Pereira,Lenir Orlandi, AU - da Cunha,Isabel Cristina, AU - Neto,José Marino, AU - Paschoalini,Marta Aparecida, AU - Faria,Moacir Serralvo, Y1 - 2004/11/26/ PY - 2004/08/23/received PY - 2004/10/01/revised PY - 2004/10/06/accepted PY - 2005/3/30/pubmed PY - 2005/7/13/medline PY - 2005/3/30/entrez SP - 55 EP - 61 JF - Behavioural brain research JO - Behav Brain Res VL - 159 IS - 1 N2 - The effect of the gradient of luminosity between the open and the enclosed arms (O/E(DeltaLux)) of the elevated plus maze (EPM), upon the level of fear/anxiety in rats submitted to the trial 1/trial 2 paradigm was investigated. Male Wistar rats were assigned to freely explore either of three EPM configuration, with the enclosed arm walls constructed with either translucent glass (O/E(DeltaLux)=11), opaque glass (O/E(DeltaLux)=96) or wood (O/E(DeltaLux)=141), for 2 consecutive days (trial 1/trial 2). Independently of the EPM configuration, rats exhibited increased fear during trial 2 relative to trial 1, thus indicating that the level of O/E(DeltaLux), at least in the range used here, is not a determinant variable for the establishment of increased anxiety induced by prior maze experience. The groups tested under 11 and 141 O/E(DeltaLux) were those who exhibited the low and higher level of open arm avoidance, respectively. There was also an increased open arms avoidance over trial 1 in rats tested under 11 and 96 O/E(DeltaLux), only. These results suggest that the enclosed arm preference of rats during trial 1 EPM procedure may be changed by the level of O/E(DeltaLux) of the test. The present results are discussed with respect to the controversy regarding the role of luminosity on EPM performance. SN - 0166-4328 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15794998/The_gradient_of_luminosity_between_open/enclosed_arms_and_not_the_absolute_level_of_Lux_predicts_the_behaviour_of_rats_in_the_plus_maze_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -