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Table 4 Results of statistical analysis of behavioral variables in endings of closed arms of the arena of EPM test, chosen after heat map observation

From: Peripheral and central compensatory mechanisms for impaired vagus nerve function during peripheral immune activation

Variable/arm Left Right
 Entries to endings of closed arms (f) F(3,236) = 1.62, p = 0.186 F(3,236) = 2.91, p = 0.035
 Time spending in endings of closed arms (s) F(3,236) = 4.37, p = 0.005 F(3,236) = 3.43, p = 0.018
Variable/group SH NaCl SH LPS VG NaCl VG LPS
 Entries to endings of closed arms (f) F(1,128) = 2.82, p = 0.096 F(1,88) = 0.32, p = 0.571 F(1,128) = 2.28, p = 0.133 F(1,128) = 10.55, p = 0.001
 Time spending in endings of closed arms (s) F(1,128) = 0.09, p = 0.766 F(1,88) = 4.76, p = 0.032 F(1,128) = 10.63, p = 0.001 F(1,128) = 8.18, p = 0.005
  1. F—ANOVA test, standard font—statistical insignificant, bolded and italicized font—statistical significant. Left ending of the left closed arm, right ending of the right closed arm, SH sham surgery, VG subdiaphragmatic vagotomy, NaCl single intraperitoneal vehicle injection, LPS single intraperitoneal LPS injection