Black & White Place Preference Box (Panlab)

Black & White Place Preference  Box (Panlab)

Black and White Place Preference Box for the automated assessment of conditioned place preference and aversion in rodents.

  • Compartments with different colour (white or black) separated with a central grey corridor
  • Allows a multiple combination between the visual and tactile cues defining each compartment
  • Weight transducer technology allows optimizing animal detection in low-contrast conditions
  • Up to 8 stations can be connected at once to the PPCWIN software

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
76-0216 (LE890) Black and White Place Preference, Rat
76-0217 (LE891) Black and White Place Preference, Mouse
76-0218 (LE892) Automated Black and White Place Preference, Rat
76-0219 (LE893) Automated Black and White Place Preference, Mouse
76-0011 (PPCWIN V2.0) Software for Control and Data Analysis (needed for Automated models)
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The Place Preference Box is a standard experimental chamber for automated assessment of conditioned place preference and aversion in rodents, two tests widely used for screening the reinforcing properties of drugs (or natural stimuli) as well as for investigating the brain neurobiological systems implicated in reward and addiction.

The the Black and White model consists of two Perspex compartments of the same size interconnected by a central grey corridor. The compartments can be differentiated by both visual and tactile cues: the colour of the walls in each compartment (white or black) and the texture of the floors (smooth or rough). The box is provided with transparent frontal walls which may be covered with extractable opaque covers (included). Manually operated sliding doors are provided to manage the access to the two compartments from the corridor.

The experimental box can be supplied with or without automatic animal position detection system. All the place preference box can be associated with the video-tracking system (SMART software) for detection and analysis of animal position throughout the test. This option is not optimal for video tracking detection given the high contrast between the two compartments.

For the automated models (76-0218/LE892and 76-0219/LE893), the detection of the position of the animal is provided by the weight transducer technology and PPCWIN software.

Panlab also proposes another place preference box - spatial place preference box (see related product) - with optimised design for compartment differentiation without the possible bias introduced by the black and white colour of the compartment of the present box.
Specifications76-021676-021776-021876-0219
Catalog PagesG58G58G58G58
CertificationCECECECE
Corridor Depth100 mm72 mm100 mm72 mm
Corridor Height340 mm130 mm340 mm130 mm
Corridor Width80 mm72 mm80 mm72 mm
Depth300 mm130 mm300 mm130 mm
Door Height140 mm60 mm140 mm60 mm
Door Width100 mm60 mm100 mm60 mm
Height340 mm130 mm340 mm130 mm
Material CompositionPerspexPerspexPerspexPerspex
Model NumberLE890LE891LE892LE893
Position Detection TechniquieWeight TransducersWeight TransducersWeight TransducersWeight Transducers
Power Requirements110/220V, 50/60 Hz110/220V, 50/60 Hz110/220V, 50/60 Hz110/220V, 50/60 Hz
Related SoftwarePPCWINPPCWINPPCWINPPCWIN
Width300 mm100 mm300 mm100 mm

Bernardi RE, Broccoli L, Spanagel R, Hansson AC. (2015 ) Sex differences in dopamine binding and modafinil conditioned place preference in mice. Drug Alcohol Depend.

DOCUMENT DESCRIPTION
LE890 & LE891_Place preference box - Back and white_EN.pdfPlace Preference Box - Black & White - English
LE890 & LE891_Caja de preferencia de plaza - negra y blanca_SP.pdfPlace Preference Box - Black & White - Spanish
LE892 & LE893_ Automated place preference box - Back and white_EN.pdfAutomated Place Preference Box - Black & White - English
LE892 & LE893_Caja de preferencia de plaza automatizada - negra y blanca_SP.pdfAutomated Place Preference Box - Black & White - Spanish