The Single Pellet Reaching Task (SPRT) consists in presenting a food pellet behind a transparent wall. The animal needs to pass its paw through a narrow slit to grab the pellet.
Our apparatus adds an operant conditioning aspect to the classical SPRT, because is it equipped with:
Notre appareil permet d’ajouter un pendant opérant au SPRT puisqu’il est équipé de :
The apparaus is placed in a ventilated wooden cubicle, to isolate the system form the environment. The position of both pads and pellet dispenser may be totally adjustable, in order to optimize the task for each mouse according to its size.
Our software, as for every Imetronic apparatus, allows:
A software module is dedicated to the analysis of the recorded data. Il calculates output variables, as defined by the experimenter. As examples:
This software displays the results in a Microsoft Excel compatible datasheet.