Peer-reviewed by 2 reviewers with median rating of 12/20. Review process was triple-blinded.
Round 1 (12.5/20)
Round 2 (12/20)
Conceptual advance and Impact6
The study examines key parameters in an ethologically-relevant test of curiosity/anxiety in mice. I think the test could be broadly useful and so this investigation is relevant/important. However, I think the authors are a bit quick to dismiss any possible effects of group size on behavior in the NFT.
Results & Discussion
Were there any significant housing x lighting interactions?
Conceptual advance and Impact5.5
This is a straightforward and simple study that does provide useful information about the application of the new frontiers task. It will be of use to researchers in this specific area.