What it is used for

In a typical conditioning protocol, a neutral stimulus (light or sound) is associated with an aversive unconditional stimulus (US) to become a Conditioned Stimulus (CS). This procedure is used to investigate which neural circuits are responsible for the formation, storage, suppression, extinction (or more …) of the CS-US association. This is a very flexible assay and can be adapted to study many different cognitive processes and their respective neural substrates.

Conditioning chambers at the Neuro-BAU

Four conditioning chambers (with infrared and visible light) controlled by the Ethovision software and capable of automated behavior scoring.

Relevant links

Department of Fundamental Neurosciences | Faculty of Biology and Medicine