In this webinar, experts at The Myers Neuro-Behavioral Core Facility at Tel-Aviv University address specific advantages and limitations of today's home cage monitoring (HCM) technology used in behavioral research.
Joanna Moore and Kenneth Dyar present applications of the DVC® system from different research perspectives and discuss how home cage monitoring can be used to study animal model development, physiology and behavior
It is well established that nesting materials are an important inclusion for mouse cages. We wanted to determine whether there was a significant difference in mice activity when offered three different material choices and whether there was any correlation between activity in the cage and nest complexity.
A growing body of evidence suggests that Home Cage Monitoring studies are becoming key tools for in vivo animal research for three main reasons: reduction in animal distress thereby increasing welfare, minimization of biases (wanted and unwanted), and increased reproducibility of data.
Chris Rand discusses the updated 200A Olfactometer from Aurora Scientific. He walks through setting up the system before sharing best practices, all while demonstrating the integral functions of the system.
Experts discuss new configurable wireless technologies for single unit electrophysiology recording in small and large animals, with a focus on applications, methodology, data outcomes, and the impact these devices will have in research involving untethered, naturally behaving subjects.
Scientists discuss how to integrate metabolic phenotyping with behavioral paradigms, the importance of temporal resolution, and how to avoid common pitfalls when executing behavioral and metabolic tests.
Experts present telemetry implant procedure for wireless recording of EEG in rodents and share novel case studies focused on studying neural recordings to investigate sleep, energy expenditure and Alzheimer's Disease.
Tahl Holtzman, PhD presents an in-depth tour of the latest neurotechnology for large-scale, high-resolution extracellular single unit recording combined with optogenetics in anaesthetized, head-fixed and freely behaving animals