The Height Test closely resembles the Visual Cliff test. It is used to observe rodent’s behavior when subjected to aversive, anxiogenic and novel situations using height as a determinant.
The apparatus is a rectangular acrylic box containing a startle platform placed on a mast with two other platforms arranged at a specific height from each other creating a stress-inducing environment for the subject.
Presence of high platforms in the apparatus induce fear and stress in the subject resulting in endocrinological, physiological and behavioral changes.
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