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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.$13,990.00 – $14,990.00
The AutoSomTM system is an automated sleep-deprivation system specially designed to conduct sleep-related research in rodents. The system enables non-invasive, fully automated, and highly-regulated monitoring of rodent’s sleep/wake activity.
The device consists of a floor-sensor board that detects the vibrations when the mouse moves in its home-cage. A motor is fixed under the floor-sensor board that turns the rotating bar to keep the animal awake.
The system operates four units interfacing one computer via USB cable. The screenshots of the system using a vibration signal that is used to assess active or inactive (‘sleep’), and an infrared array is utilized for the detection of location and locomotion of the animal.$4,190.00 – $9,090.00