Force platforms for rats and mice - species-specific maximum load
Test cages with integrated floor grid and feces tray
Combination system for rats and mice
Pair of high-performance loudspeakers
Software-controlled sound/noise up to 130dB
Shocker & light for Fear-potentiated startle
Air puff as alternative to foot shock
High-intensity lamp for light-enhanced startle
Up to 16 measuring units controlled by a single computer
TSE Startle Response/PPI test system is a computerized system designed for the determination of the startle reflex and evaluation of sensorimotor gating in rodents.
Available for both mice and rats, the system features cages with an integrated floor grid for increased animal welfare and species-specific measuring platforms placed in a small sound-attenuated housing. The platform is equipped with a high-precision load cell that detects the startle reflex in response to a loud sound or noise that is generated by a pair of high-quality loudspeakers.
The Startle Response software package is versatile and allows user-defined test protocols for a variety of different applications. Experiments are created from trials that can later be presented in fixed or randomized order. Whether you want to apply a startling stimulus only to measure habituation, pre-pulses only, pre-pulse +stimulus to measure inhibitory effects on the startle response or no stimulus to determine baseline activity, this system can run the combined trials to experiments or run the same trial repeatedly with variable inter-trial intervals.