Habitest Modular System - FreezeFrame Fear Conditioning (Coulbourn)

Habitest Modular System - FreezeFrame Fear Conditioning (Coulbourn)

The Habitest system combined with the FreezeFrame software provides all the options needed for running fear conditioning experiment in small laboratory animals (levers, nose-pokes, stimuli, drug pumps, shockers...)

  • Habitest system with maximum modularity and flexibility
  • Video-based freezing detection
  • Proprietary motion detection algorithm to filter out shadows, light flicker and camera noise – detecting movements as small as 1 mm
  • Greater than 90% concordance with trained human observers
  • Video images can be stored for future review
Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
H10-11R-TC Test Cage, Rat (includes Infusion and Stimulation lid, requires floor and modules - ask for the available options)
H10-11M-TC Test Cage, Mouse (includes Infusion and Stimulation lid, requires floor and modules - ask for the available options)
H10-11R-TC-SF Test Cage Shock Floor, Rat
H10-11M-TC-SF Test Cage Shock Floor, Mouse
H90-00R-M-KT01 Blank Metal Panel Set, Rat (assorted, fills cage)
H90-00M-M-KT01 Blank Metal Panel Set, Mouse (assorted, fills cage)
H11-01R-LED House Light Led, Rat
H11-01M-LED House Light Led, Mouse
H11-03R-LED Single High-Bright Cue LED, Rat
H11-03M-LED Single High-Bright Cue LED, Mouse
H12-01R Speaker module, Rat
H12-01M Mouse Speaker module
H13-15 Precision Animal Shocker- Manual Only
H93-01-25 Shock Cable - 8 Conductor (25ft)
A13-16 Shock Level Tester
H10-24T Isolation Cubicle, Tall (23" W X 20" D X 24" H)
ACT-VP-02 USB Camera for Test Cage (inlcudes Camera, Lens, Mounting Bracket, USB Cable)
ACT-100A FREEZEFRAME Software (up to 4 Subjects)
ACT-100A-U FREEZEFRAME Software Upgrade to Version 4
ACT-120 FREEZEFRAME Light/Tone Control Expansion Kit
ACT-130 FREEZEFRAME Fan/House Light Control Light
ACT-141 FREEZEFRAME Audio Expansion Kit
ACT-712 Actimetrics USB Interface
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The Habitest system combined with the FreezeFrame software provides all the options needed for running fear conditioning experiment in small laboratory animals (levers, nose-pokes, stimuli, drug pumps, shockers...)

FreezeFrame is at video-based software for fear conditioning and has become the standard in its field. Combining the sensitivity of the human observer with the objectivity and throughput of automation, FreezeFrame is able to measure minute movements of grooming, sniffing, turning and rearing. The animal is monitored 2-4 times per second for data that is far more objective and reproducible.

FreezeFrame is not a tracking system – featuring a proprietary motion detection algorithm, the system filters out shadows, light flicker and camera noise to detect movements as small as 1 mm. FreezeFrame offers superior performance in low-light and is fully validated, with greater than 90% concordance with trained human observers.

Easily store and recall multiple stimulus protocols for training and testing phases. Video images can be stored for future review and also exported as QuickTime and AVI movies for presentation. Batch export of data and analyses to Excel allows for easy analyzing of % freezing, number of bouts, bout duration and intervals for specified periods.

Either white noise or pure tone can be delivered through the computer’s sound card. The FreezeFrame system accommodates multiple sounds of different amplitude, frequency and quality throughout a single trial. Stimuli – including lights, external sound generators and/or shock generators are also controlled though the computer.
Specifications

Chen C, Shen FY, Zhao X, Zhou T, Xu DJ, Wang ZR, Wang YW. (2015) Low-dose sevoflurane promotes hippocampal neurogenesis and facilitates the development of dentate gyrus-dependent learning in neonatal rats. ASN Neuro.

Musumeci G, Sciarretta C, Rodríguez-Moreno A, Al Banchaabouchi M, Negrete-Díaz V, Costanzi M, Berno V, Egorov AV, von Bohlen Und Halbach O, Cestari V, Delgado-García JM, Minichiello L. (2015) TrkB modulates fear learning and amygdalar synaptic plasticity by specific docking sites. J Neurosci.