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Table 2 Factors Associated with Behavioral Testing

From: Functional assessments in the rodent stroke model

Behavioral Test Approximate Training Time Number of Trials Per Session Approximate Time to Complete Test
Composite Scores None Dependent upon task Dependent upon task
Cylinder Test None 1 trial 2-5 minutes
Grid Walking 1 day 1-2 trial(s) 5 minutes
Ledged Tapered beam 2-3 days 5 trials 2-5 minutes
Reaching Chamber/ 2-4 weeks 20-30 trials 5-10 minutes
Pellet Retrieval    
Staircase Test 2-4 Weeks 1-3 trials 5-15
Pasta Test None (exposure to pasta 5 days before testing is best for optimal performance) 3-5 trials 10-20
Ladder Rung Walking Test 1 day 5 trials 10 minutes
Forelimb Flexion None 1 trial 1 minute
Forelimb Placing None 10 trials 5 minutes
Corner Test None 10 trials 5-10 minutes
Accelerated Rotarod 2-4 days 3 trials 10 minutes
Adhesive Removal None (exposure to pasta 5 days Before testing is best for optimal performance) 4-5 trials 5-10 minutes
Morris Water Maze Dependent upon task Dependent upon task Dependent upon task
Radial Arm Maze Dependent upon task Dependent upon task Dependent upon task