Free case study - Postoperative cognitive decline
Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is the occurrence of dementia-like symptoms following surgery.
As mechanisms underlying POCD are still unclear, Iris Hovens and her colleagues developed a rat-model in which postoperative impairment in several cognitive domains and related brain areas were investigated under conditions associated with different risk for POCD.
She used EthoVision video tracking for several behavioral tests. Read all about her research in this free case study!