Passive Avoidance System

Passive Avoidance System

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Passive Avoidance Test is used to assess memory function based on the association formed between a specific environmental context, which the animal  learns to avoid, and an aversive stimulus, represen-ted by a mild foot shock.

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Passive Avoidance System

Passive Avoidance Test is used to assess memory function based on the association formed between a specific environmental context, which the animal  learns to avoid, and an aversive stimulus, represen-ted by a mild foot shock.

The tests are conducted in a two-compartment ap-paratus, where one is dimly lit and preferable to a rodent, and the other is brightly lit. 
After the training period, during the test proper, the animal that learned the task will avoid the location previously paired with the aversive stimulus, and show greater latency to enter it.

Ugo Basile Passive Avoidance set-up instrument basically consists of a Controller, and a Cage divi-ded into two compartments by a partition which embodies a sliding door.

The tilting floor ensures a simple and relaible detec-tion mechanism to score the animalʼs movement across the two compartments.

Main Features:

  • The electronic unit encompasses all con-trols for up to 4 animal cages!
  • Silent and automated sliding door to di-vide the two compartments (no stepping motor!)
  • Reliable tilting-floor detection mechanism
  • Remote Control feature will make remote service and software upgrades extremely simple!