Ugo Basile Fear Conditioning System

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ugo basile fear conditioning system

The ANY-maze controlled Fear Conditioning system is an ANY-maze software driven product (www.ANY-maze.com). A Fear Conditioning specific version of the ANY-maze software is paired with and controls all of the components necessary to conduct Fear Conditioning experiments on mice and rat. Systems require a computer (not included).

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60461 Fear Conditioning System, Mouse, without software

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60461S Fear Conditioning. System, 1 Mouse, Fear Cond. Software

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60461-AM Fear Conditioning System, 1 Mouse,with ANY-maze software

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60462 Fear Conditioning System, 2 Mice, without software

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60462S Fear Conditioning System, 2 Mice, Fear Cond. Software

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60462-AM Fear Cond. System, 2 Mice, ANY-maze software

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60463 Fear Conditioning System, 4 Mice, without software

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60463S Fear Cond. System, 4 Mice, Fear Conditioning Software

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60463-AM Fear Cond. System, 4 Mice, with ANY-maze Software

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60464 Fear Conditioning System, Rat, w/o software

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60464S Fear Conditioning System, Rat, Fear Conditioning Software

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60464-AM Fear Conditioning System, Rat, ANY-maze Software

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60465 Fear Conditioning System, 2 Rat, w/o software

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60465S Fear Conditioning System, 2 Rat, Fear Conditioning Software

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60465-AM Fear Conditioning System, 2 Rat, ANY-maze Software

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60466 Fear Conditioning System, 4 Rat, w/o Software

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60466S Fear Conditioning System, 4 Rat, Fear Conditioning Software

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60466-AM Fear Conditioning System, 4 Rat, ANY-maze Software

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The ANY-maze controlled Fear Conditioning system is an ANY-maze software driven product
(www.ANY-maze.com). A Fear Conditioning specific version of the ANY-maze software is paired with and controls all of the components necessary to conduct Fear Conditioning experiments on mice. Systems require a computer which is not included.

The system uses the two most common fear conditioning paradigms:

  • Contextual Fear Conditioning
  • Acoustically-Cued Fear Conditioning

Fear conditioning is the method by which animals learn to fear new stimuli. It is a form of learning in which fear is associated with a particular neutral context (e.g. a room) or neutral stimulus (e.g. a tone). This can be done by pairing the neutral stimulus with an aversive stimulus (e.g. a shock). Eventually, the neutral stimulus alone can elicit the state of fear.

The detection of Freezing is automated and based on video analysis, by using the Any-Maze software (specific version for Fear Conditioning), which also controls the shocker and the sound generator.

Our Fear Conditioning system works also in total darkness. 

 The system includes the following:

  • Fear Conditioning Specific version of ANY-maze Behavioral Tracking Software
  • FireWire camera
  • Sound Generator
  • Shocker
  • Animal Enclosure with electrified grid floor
  • Sound-Attenuating Chamber with light and fan
  • Context Kit (to alter chamber’s color and texture)
  • The system does not include a computer but a computer is required 

System Components

ANY-maze software (specific to the Fear Conditioning apparatus)

  • Immobility (fear-induced freezing) quantitatively measured using video-based detection
  • Automatically calculates parameters of interest such as:
    • Total freezing time
    • Number of freezing episodes
    • Duration of freeing episodes
    • Latency times between stimuli and freezing events
      FC Chamber

Shocker

  • Constant current (from 0.1 to 2.9 mA in 0.1 mA steps)

Sound Generator

  • Two Independent channels with adjustable frequency and intensity (100-40,000 Hz; 1-150 dB)
  • Two independent ‘white noise’ channels
  • ANY-maze driven
  • Speaker (and light) can be freely positioned within the sound-attenuation chamber

Enclosure with Electrified Grid Floor

  • 17 x 17 x 25(h) cm
  • Convenient and innovative opening and debris tray

Sound-Attenuating Chamber

  • Minimizes travel of ultrasonic vocalizations and fear-related pheromones
  • Includes light and fan

Context Kit

  • Includes a set of removable contexts to alter the animal enclosure’s color and texture

Note: Macintosh Operating Systems are not supported.