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The Learning and Animal Behaviour Unit

The Platform supports animal behaviour research focused in an experimental behaviour and its relationship within neurobiological mechanisms. The Unit allows a better understanding of the mechanisms throughout genetic and environmental factors that may modify behaviour, emotional response and brain function. This is important for understanding how the normal brain works to support cognition, emotion and sensorimotor function.


  • Barnes Maze
  • Five-choice serial reaction time task (5-CSRTT)
  • Light/dark test
  • Zero maze
  • Elevated Plus Maze
  • Morris Water Maze
  • Radial Arm Maze
  • Open Field


  • Memory assessment, visuospatial attention and motor impulsivity, anxiety, motor activity, habituation, general health status and neurodevelopment.
  • Specialist support and consultancy is guaranteed in all phases of the project in development from experimental design to the treatment of samples, data analysis and the transformation of that data to relevant biochemical information.


The Learning and Animal Behaviour Platform, IISPV
Facultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut de Reus, TecnATox, URV
C/ Sant Llorenç, 21
43201 Reus


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E-43204 Reus (Tarragona)

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Generalitat de Catalunya

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)

ICS - Institut Català de la Salut

Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus

Centre de Recerca de Catalunya

Spain Excellence University - Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Excellence Research Spain, Excellence Postgraduate Spain

HR Excellence in Research

Institut Pere Mata, Hospital Psiquiàtric Universitari




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