"It is not clear whether mice stop swimming because they are despondent or because they have learnt that a lab technician will scoop them out of the tank when they stop moving. Factors such as water temperature also seem to affect the results."
Hi , this pro-PETA/anti-animal research piece is irresponsible. It's unscientific and will endanger scientists
This headline is misleading. PETA is trying to pressure NIMH, but their attempt was rejected. The 'Depression researchers' discuss the limitations of using any single measure to study depression. Depression researchers rethink popular mouse swim tests
Scepticism has grown in recent years over whether the forced-swim test is a good model for depression in people - and now PETA is stepping in too.
Nearly every scientist who has used mice or rats to study depression is familiar with the forced-swim test. But is it really a good model for depression in people?
Nearly every scientist who has used mice or rats to study depression is familiar with the forced-swim test. But is it really a good model for depression in people?
Depression researchers rethink popular mouse swim tests
Interesting article by on FST, etc. My take: these tests are not very useful for the study of the neurobiology of depression, though they may help answer some specific scientific questions.
Depression researchers rethink popular mouse swim tests. Animal-rights group’s campaign to end forced-swim tests comes amid debate over whether method is overused.
Depression researchers rethink popular mouse swim tests