Active Place Avoidance



Mouse APARat APA
1 Grid floor, stainless steel base: Length x Width: approx. 80 cm x 80cm1 Grid floor, stainless steel base: Length x Width: approx. 105 cm x 105cm
1 Rotating Arena, Acrylic: Diameter 78cm, 24cm high.1 Rotating Arena, Acrylic: Diameter 105cm, 32cm high.
Stand 35 cm height, metalStand 35 cm height, metal
Shock scramblerShock scrambler
Shock cablesShock cables
High precision servo motorHigh precision servo motor
Electronic control boxElectronic control box
Other necessary cablingOther necessary cabling


  • The Active Place Avoidance Arena is used to assess spatial navigation and memory in rodents.
  • The rotating arena used in the Active Place Avoidance task eliminates the use of simple associations and forces the subject to keep moving to avoid the shock area.
  • The shock sector of the arena is defined by distal room cues.
  • The dry-arena makes Active Place Avoidance task suitable for evaluating spatial navigation performances of weanling rodents.
  • Active Place Avoidance can be used as an effective tool for investigating the effects of brain lesions, pharmacological manipulations, and diseases on spatial learning and memory.

Mouse, Rat




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