Touchscreen Chamber

Touchscreen Chamber

Over the last decade, touchscreen methods for rodents have become an efficient and powerful diagnostic. They are widely used for cognitive testing and therapeutic screening of rodent models for translational research. It permits behavioural, lesion, and pharmacological studies.

Our touchscreen system can be used as a stand-alone product or can be integrated with the ID-Sorter into our automation solutions based on RFID-technology. The ID-Sorter allows the testing of tens of individuals at high-throughput rates with 24/7 automation without experimenter intervention. This minimizes human-animal handling and cuts on labour costs.

  • Human-equivalent test paradigms
  • Low motoric demand
  • Large number of experimental paradigms
  • Multiple chambers per single computer
  • Create own experiments with our software
  • Insertion into cage racks is possible.

The Touchscreen Chamber presents stimuli on a monitor and an infra-red beam grid sensor registers nose-poke responses from the animal. Rewards can be liquids or food pellets. We offer a number of tests to study reward, learning, attention, impulsivity, extinction and other paradigms.

Application Task (see download Paradigms for more explanations)
ADHD 5-Choice Serial Reaction Time Task (5-CSRTT)
Extinction (EXT)
Alzheimer's Disease 5-Choice Serial Reaction Time Task (5-CSRTT)
Paired associate learning (PAL)
Pattern Discrimination (PD; formerly Location Discrimination)
Trial-Unique-Nonmatching-to-Location (TUNL)
Two-Choice “Morph” Visual Discrimination (MVD)
Depression 5-Choice Serial Reaction Time Task (5-CSRTT)
Pattern Discrimination (PD; formerly Location Discrimination)
Trial-Unique-Nonmatching-to-Location (TUNL)
Huntington's Disease Instrumental conditioning
5-Choice Serial Reaction Time Task (5-CSRTT)
Two-Choice Visual Discrimination Learning and Reversal (2VDLR)
Visuomotor Conditional Learning (VMCL)
Lesions of the cortex Transverse Patterning Task (TPT)
Lesions of the prefrontal cortex Multidimensional Shifts (MULTI)
OCD 5-Choice Serial Reaction Time Task (5-CSRTT)
Extinction (EXT)
Three-Choice Visual Discrimination Learning and Reversal (3VDLR)
Parkinson's Disease Two-Choice Visual Discrimination Learning and Reversal (2VDLR)
Visuomotor Conditional Learning (VMCL)
Schizophrenia 5-Choice Serial Reaction Time Task (5-CSRTT)
Extinction (EXT)
Paired associate learning (PAL)
Pattern Discrimination (PD; formerly Location Discrimination)
Trial-Unique-Nonmatching-to-Location (TUNL)
Two-Choice Visual Discrimination Learning and Reversal (2VDLR)
Three-Choice Visual Discrimination Learning and Reversal (3VDLR)
Power
Power input voltage 100-240 V AC
Monitor
Screen diagonal 10.1 ’’
  • Two sizes available: Touchscreen mouse or Touchscreen rat
  • Liquid and/or pellet reward system
  • Integrated camera
  • Full automation with ID-Sorter that allows the selective passage of a single animal to the Touchscreen Chamber and back to the home cage. It is controlled by RFID.

The Touchscreen Chamber consists of a screen with an infrared-frame, a mask and reward system on the opposite side to the screen.
A mask covers the screen through which the animal can make a nose-poke toward the screen.
The area in front of the chamber allows space for an ID-Sorter.

A lid guarantees that the animal remains inside the chamber.

A Touchscreen without a mask.

Positive reward system.