Since more than 50 years Ugo Basile designs and manufactures classic and innovative devices, essential in animal behavioral studies.
Whether your research involves the study of memory, learning, anxiety, depression, fear, stress, social interaction, addiction, or more complex behavioural protocols, we have the answer: our line of conditioning/avoidance cages, mazes, videotracking, etc. keeps growing thanks to always new devices and methods.
Creates an opportunity to study attentional set shifting (a measure of cognitive flexibility and executive functions), by testing the ability of rodents to adapt to constantly changing rules. Especially for translational research in psychiatric medicine.Includes 2 compartments with auto sliding doors, 3 automated stimulators (visual, tactile and olfactory), 2 nose poke holes and reward...
Fear conditioning is one of the most common methods to measure memory in rodents. It exploits the Pavlovian association between an unpleasant unconditioned stimulus (shock) to a conditioned neutral stimulus (sound cue). The reaction of rodents, as predated animals, is to freeze (stay immobile) when exposed to fearful situations, such as a shock.
Once the association has happened and...
Automatic detection of the startle reflex (pre-pulse inhibition PPI) in mice. Particularly for research into psychiatric disorders, drug use and more.
Customizable, complete set up, ready to go. Includes controller, Startle Link-Box, Isolation Cubicles, Stimulating/Recording Platform.
A set up for testing active avoidance (also called automatic reflex conditioner or shuttle box), i.e. learning to predict the occurrence of an aversive event, based on the presentation of a specific stimulus. Enables performance of a wide range of avoidance experiments using a flexible schedule. Precise detection of avoiding aversive event. Manage up to 4 cages with one controller.
The cubicle is a sound-attenuating chamber that isolates small animal subjects from distracting ambient light, sound and activity. For behavioral studies including operant behavior (Skinner), self-administration, etc.
High-level soundproof efficacy, noiseless fan, control box. Extra fixtures (speaker and video camera holder) for fear conditioning studies. Available in standard, large...
A classic way to assess short or long-term memory in small laboratory animals (rodents) using a fear-motivated avoidance task. Used routinely in animal model studies of aging and Alzheimer-type dementia, including the search for new therapeutic drugs.
An efficient, reliable instrument for use with mice (or small rats). A silent, automated sliding door divides compartments. Precision...
Passive Avoidance Test is used to assess memory function based on the association formed between a specific environmental context, which the animal learns to avoid and an aversive stimulus – represented by a mild foot shock.
Efficient and reliable. Silent, automated sliding door divides the dark and light compartments. Systems for mice or rats. Manage up to 4 cages with one...
When rodents are exposed to inescapable and unpredictable stress, such as forced swim or inescapable foot shock, they often develop deficits in memory and learning tasks (e.g. Active Avoidance) and they often show analgesic reactions (S.I.A. Stress-Induced Analgesia).
The Ugo Basile Set-Up for Learned Helplessness is based on a sophisticated generator of unpredictable random shocks...
A 2-compartment box that offers visual and tactile differences. For evaluating the abuse potential of substances and the motivational effects of drugs in mice or rats.
Interchangeable floors, optimized for use with video-tracking software or visual scoring, thanks to the grey, high-contrast color and non-smooth, non-reflective paint.
The flexible rodent Lickometer - Vogel Test can operate as both a simple software-based lickometer as well as a system for drinking-conflict experiments (coupled with electric shocks). For assessing anxiety and the anxiolytic effect of drugs.
Rat and mouse models. Easy data collection within the included software for windows. Up to 5 cages can be managed by 1 PC.