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Behavioral Assessment of Visual Function via Optomotor Response and Cognitive Function via Y-Maze in Diabetic Rats

DOI :

10.3791/61806-v

October 23rd, 2020

October 23rd, 2020

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1Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation, Atlanta VA Medical Center, 2Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 3Department of Neuroscience, Emory University, 4Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health, Emory University

Neural degeneration in both eyes and brain as a result of diabetes can be observed through behavioral tests carried out on rodents. The Y-maze, a measure of spatial cognition, and the optomotor response, a measure of visual function, both provide insight into potential diagnoses and treatments.

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