Cognition and memory studies are invaluable in research areas such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease. Renowned video tracking software EthoVision® XT is here to help get the most out of neurobehavioral studies in animal models.
Processing information and the ability to recall or retrieve that information at a later time are cognitive functions that are widely studied in various areas of neuroscience. Animal models are used to investigate the effects of brain damage, neurological diseases, and novel compounds on cognition.
EthoVision XT is the perfect tool to track animal behavior, activity, and movement. Noldus also offers additional equipment to make full automation of your research possible. We also offer a wide range of standard and custom high quality mazes to create a solution that suits your research.
EthoVision XT is a software platform. You can start with Base, which is all you need to perform experiments with one animal (rodent, fish, or any other) in one arena per trial (such as a water maze test). Use different modules, such as social interaction or multiple arenas, to create a solution that fits your research perfectly.
Dr. M. Hyer | Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
ErasmusLadder is a complete system to assess motor performance and motor learning in mice, consisting of both hardware and software. It is a fast, sensitive, and reliable method which is specifically designed to test cerebellar functioning. Most importantly: it is non-invasive, automated and easy to use. ErasmusLadder is especially interesting for researchers that study the cerebellum, cerebellar disorders, and ataxia (e.g. Parkinson’s models). In addition, it has been proven useful in mouse models of autism.
Testing animals in their home cage has several key advantages: it eliminates stress of new surroundings and allows for longer testing periods, for example. PhenoTyper offers the ideal home cage system to measure and test the behavior of laboratory rodents. Because of the full integration of test environment and video equipment, you will be able to perform automatic testing, even for several days. With the CognitionWall™, you are able to perform operant cognitive tests.
Prof. Roberto Rimondini is a neuropsychopharmacologist at the Department of Medical and Clinical Sciences DIMEC, Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna (University of Bologna, Italy). He has been using EthoVision XT video tracking software since its DOS version! He finds it so easy to use, it’s ‘dummy proof’!
Watch the video to learn more about why he chooses Noldus' tools.