This widely popular add-on to our SmartFrame™ motor systems, the CCFC (Cued & Contextual Fear Conditioning) insert, is just one of the many enhancements we offer to our standard frame. This means in addition to the shock, tone and cue light stimuli options, the user also has the benefits of the advanced measures and user-definable settings of our MotorMonitor™ host software. It contains a uniquely designed shock grid floor that separates from the electronic circuit assemblies making it possible to send it to the cage wash. This unit also includes an easy to remove stainless steel refuse tray that can be removed in seconds making it quick to clean between subjects. The software interface is based on our scripting option and provides full control to the user in creating user defined algorithms.

Kinder Scientific’s Learning & Memory System is actually made up from our MotorMonitor High Density Home Rack System and a set of options that enable the user to administer a variety of stimuli including shock, tone, and cue lights. During the training day, a set of simple commands pairs the shock with the cues and invokes a freezing behavior from the animal.

On the following day the animal is tested without the foot shock to see if the animal has “remembered” the pairing. The system comes with our 7 x 15 beam High Density Home Rack System which has been designed especially for mice. Additionally supplied is our fully programmable shocker that has the industry’s first grid leak detection circuit for ensuring proper shock administration.

Cued & Contextual Fear Conditioning

This widely popular add-on to our SmartFrame motor systems, the CCFC (Cued & Contextual Fear Conditioning) insert, is just one of the many enhancements we offer to our standard frame. This means in addition to the shock, tone and cue light stimuli options, the user also has the benefits of the advanced measures and user-definable settings of our MotorMonitor host software. It contains a uniquely designed shock grid floor which separates from the electronic circuit assemblies making it possible to send it to the cage wash. This unit also includes an easy to remove stainless steel refuse tray which can be removed in seconds making it quick to clean between subjects. The software interface is based on our scripting option and provides full control to the user in creating user defined algorithms.

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Sound Isolation Chamber
Available in Open Field and Home Rack sizes. We use our unique sound deadening technology to create these chambers for sounds sensitive studies, offering 10dB greater attenuation than our competition.

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AvoidanceMonitor™ Host Software

Run this advanced control software on our Dual Fear Conditioning Stations.  Control the time of trials, number of trials, length of shock and choose from a variety of condition stimuli from a single screen.  As with all Kinder Scientific software, the data is easy to get at with a single reduction screen to guide you through the few steps needed.

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Impressive Paradigm List and Features
· Active Avoidance
· Single Trial Passive Avoidance
· Multi-trial Passive Avoidance
· Trials to Criterion
· Windows 7 based PC software that is simple to use and based on the user screens from our popular MotorMonitor and StartleMonitor products
· Easily converts to rat or mouse studies within minutes
· Each Station is run independently with separate start buttons.
· No card to install, just a simple serial port connection
· Run up to 8 stations for higher throughput

Features:
12 Infrared PhotoBeams (4 X & 8 Y)
Individual start button at each station
Automatic 4 level diagnostics
Maximum Stations 32
Computer Interface – a single RS232 Serial Port
User Definable Zones – not factory restricted.
Post Processing Analysis
Session Templates
Individual Runtime Clocks for each station
User selectable output measures.
Optional Advanced Graphic Comparators – HotSpots, Playback & OverTime.

Measures:
X Ambulations
Y Ambulations
Fine Movements
Total Breaks
Time in Zone
Entries into Zone
Pokes into Zone
Distance
Time @ Rest
Time Active
Rearing

Ordering Information
MM100 MotorMonitor software and control chassis
SFHD High Density Home Cage Station
FC100 Fear Conditioning Option

Computer Requirements: IBM PC compatible with Windows 7, Pentium 133 Mhz processor, 256 meg Ram, SVGA monitor, 50 megabyte free hard disk space.
Power: 90-240vac 50-60 Hz
Overall Dimensions: 14.4″ wide x 23.75″ long x 0.83″ high.
Internal Frame dimensions: 9.5” wide x 18.0” long.
Maximum number of stations: 32
PhotoBeams: Infrared PhotoBeams with 7 X and 15 Y resolution.
Housing: Brushed stainless steel.
Computer Interface: a single RS232 serial port, regardless of the size of the system!
Frame Front Panel: Momentary push button start switch (3 second lock out.)

Diagnostic LEDS: 12 green activity LEDS. 4 yellow status LEDS: Switch, rearing, normal mode and float mode.