Touch Panel Operant System
With this chamber system, you can run a variety of operant tests using the same system giving you more flexibility with your experiments.
Additionally, we’ve combined unique IR sensor technology with the touch screen method to improve the accuracy of touch responses during operant rodent behavior.
- Improve the reliability of your data, IR sensor technology improves touch sensitivity.
- Increase your data efficiency with fully automated hardware and software.
- Compatible with neural recording techniques.
Touch screen methods have become both an efficient and powerful tool to test cognition and other operant behaviors in mice and rats because you can easily run a variety of operant tasks with the same chamber. Our Touch Panel operant conditioning chamber is fully automated with unique infrared (IR) sensors located at the top right and top left corners of the 15-inch touch screen. The IR sensors greatly improve the accuracy of recorded touch responses because there is no minimum force required to detect a response. Additionally, with the Operant TaskStudio software, users can easily create their own operant behavior tests and switch between a variety of different tasks within a single session.
The touch panel contains infrared (IR) sensors at the top right and left corners of the screen that are sensitive enough to pick up. These sensors require no minimum force be applied to detect a response so that even nose poke’s from small rodents will be detected
The unique trapezoidal versus square design allows the animal to better focus on the screen and therefore task in front of them allowing for quicker more efficient learning.
The touch panel operant chamber is compatible with in vivo neurophysiology methods.
Learn how you can combine the Touch Panel with our wireless optogenetics and fiber photometry systems.
See the Touch Panel Operant System in action.
Ayabe, T., Ohya, R., & Ano, Y. (2020). β-lactolin, a whey-derived glycine―threonine―tryptophan―tyrosine lactotetrapeptide, improves prefrontal cortex-associated reversal learning in mice. Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry, 84(5), 1039-1046.
Ayabe, T., Ohya, R., & Ano, Y. (2019). Hop-Derived Iso-α-Acids in Beer Improve Visual Discrimination and Reversal Learning in Mice as Assessed by a Touch Panel Operant System. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 67.
Parts and Accessories
Response speed: 10 msec (100 point/sec)
Interface: USB 1.1 or more
Power: 5V USB bus power (around 1.5W)
Accessory: sensitivity adjustment driver
Size – touch surface: 335 (W) x 255 (H) mm
Size – whole: 356 (W) x 310 (D) x 8 (t) mm
What is unique about our chambers is that they contain infrared sensors located at the top of the touchscreen itself that improve the accuracy of touch responses from small rodents.
Experimental outcomes can be influenced by a variety of factors, some of which can be controlled for. Minimizing confounding factors is crucial to gathering reliable and repeatable results.
If you are new to behavioral neuroscience, choosing the right behavioral test for your experiment can be a challenging task. Luckily our touch panel operant conditioning chambers are extremely flexible.
In this post, we describe four common tasks you can use with your operant training chambers, and what exactly they measure. These tasks are easy to program with our Touch Panel chambers.
Using our Teleopto Wireless Optogenetics system in combination with the Touch Panel, you can manipulate neuronal activity in real-time as animals undergo operant training.
Dr. Watanabe is interested in understanding the role of the secondary Motor Cortex in motor planning. He measures the licking response.