The APA is a circular metal arena shock grid underneath a rotating arena. The subjects are allowed to explore the arena while avoiding a prohibited sector using visual cues in and around the arena. Punishment in the form of shock is delivered to the subject if it enters the prohibited sector. Passive avoidance is observed when the arena is not rotating while active avoidance is observed when the arena is rotating.
Designed from the ground up to streamline the experience of capturing video for analysis in the cloud, the BehaviorCloud Camera is a standalone device that links directly to your account. Simply power on the Camera, follow the instructions to pair with your wireless network and you’re immediately ready to begin running either short-term behavioral tasks or long-term observations.