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University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Social Interaction Mouse Box

Caption: In research studies of autism spectrum disorder, social interaction behaviors of mice were measured by placing them in a three-chamber social interaction test and positioning a "stranger" mouse in one of the chambers. Mice treated with a medication that mimics the effects of serotonin spent more time in the chamber with the stranger mouse than untreated mice and more time sniffing the stranger.

Credit: UT Health Science Center San Antonio

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