FEAR CONDITIONING APPARATUS

It is a fully computerized system designed to study contextual fear conditioning in rats and mice. This apparatus has been successfully used in studies of psychophysiology and the psychopharmacology of fear conditioning and for exploring the effects of analgesics and anxiolytics.

By utilizing auditory cues, light cues and shock grid subjects can be forced into freezing defensive posture. Contextual fear conditioning can be studied by using different vertical and horizontal strip textures on a clear wall of fear conditioning apparatus.

VJ Instruments Fear Conditioning Apparatus is fully computerized system designed to study contextual fear conditioning in Rats and Mice. This apparatus has been successfully used in studies of the psychophysiology including post traumatic stress disorder in fear memory and in particular it is used to assess fear memory and anxiety. By utilizing auditory cues, light cues and with the help of Grid Shock Mouse or Rat can be forced into freezing defensive posture.  VJ Instruments software  provides the user with the ability to control the cue type, cue duration and shock intensity and time. The camera fitted on the top of the box records the start and end of freezing episodes. Freeze monitor software precisely reports total number of freezing episodes and total time freezing in each session. Contextual fear conditioning can be studied by using different vertical and horizontal strip textures on the clear wall of fear conditioning apparatus.

The VJ Instruments Fear Monitoring System is manufactured using high end non-reflective material and is available for rat or mouse. Separate grids for rats and mice are available. It consists of easily removable tray.

The Fear Monitoring System comes in as a part of the whole package that includes a Licensed Fear Monitoring System video tracking software, camera with accessories like cables fixing, IR lights, Light fixtures and a PC.

  • Simple User Interface
  • Software enabled fear conditioning fear conditioning apparatus minimise human error.
  • Video Camera with help of AI software precisely records start and end of freezing episodes.
  • Configure upto 2 station.
  • Different grid for Mouse and Rat
  • Built in Auditory Cue and Light Cue
  • IR light with acoustic chamber
  • Night Vision Camera
  • Software
  • Computer. (Optional)
SPEC.For MiceFor Rat
Monitoring Chamber Dimension355 mm(W) X 380 mm(D) X 380 mm(H)
Acoustic Chamber Dimension550 mm(W) X 550 mm(D) X 650 mm(H)
Stimuli OptionsSound, light, Shock
Material CompositionAcrylic and Wooden box
Weight25kg
Maximum Stations2
Stainless steel grids1/8” grids spaced at 5/16”¼” grids spaced at 9/16”
Shock Intensityfrom 0.1 to 2.9 mA, in 0.1 mA steps
Shock Durationfrom 0.5 to 99 seconds
Visible Light0-100%
I.R. Light0-100%
Soundfrom 10dB to 100dB
Power 80V/240Vac, 50/60 Hz
Model No.VJFCA-01MVJFCA-01R

Note: VJ Instruments product development is a continuous process so specifications may change without prior notification.

Behaviour / Preclinical Instruments