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Social recognition test evaluates the preference of a mouse by measuring exploration of a novel congener as compared to a familiar one. Social behavior is altered in several diseases such as autism and mental retardation.
Social interaction is evaluated using pairs of mice from different housing cages, by measuring different behavioral parameters reflecting social interaction between the two individuals (following, sniffing and pawing). Social behaviour is altered in neuropsychiatric diseases like Autism spectrum disorders.
Social recognition test evaluates social preference (the preference of a mouse for a congener as compared to an object) or social memory (novel versus novel congener). Social behavior is altered in several diseases such as autism and mental retardation.
Mice communicate in frequencies that are ultrasonic to the human ear. Recording and replaying of ultrasound vocalizations in response to particular social interactions may indicate aberrant social behavior, such as those in autistic disorders.
See our Gene expression analysis dedicated page to explore our different related tests.