Dr. Jeff Jamison presented on the connection between operant conditioning and studying vision in small animals, and how visual acuity tasks can form the basis for various research models, including toxicology and pharmacological testing.

During the live webinar, Dr. Jeff Jamison briefly described current methods and associated technology that are commonly used to measure and study vision in animals. He also discussed the basic concepts of operant conditioning and how this behavioral research technique can be used to train rodents to perform visual tasks and permit accurate measurement of vision threshold or visual acuity.

Specifically, Dr. Jamison provided an introduction to The AcuiSee Vision Chamber, a dedicated operant chamber used to measure vision in rodents.  He touched upon the calibration studies done to demonstrate a range of visual functions, pharmacological intervention, and disease modeling.  Importantly, he shared interesting research applications of the AcuiSee system, and shared with the audience its potential in basic science research, toxicological screening, and pharmacological testing.

Dr. Jamison’s presentation closed with a Q&A session with the audience.

Key Topics Include:

  • Measuring rodent vision
  • Operant conditioning
  • Rodent visual acuity measurement
  • AcuiSee – automated vision testing system

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Director of Pharmacology
Experimentica Ltd.

Dr. Jamison is an experienced Drug Development and Vision Scientist, Serial Entrepreneur, and Consultant with over 25 years of ocular research expertise. He has formed several successful companies in the pharmaceutical and device development industry. In his role as President of Acuisee, Inc., Jeff has interests in systems to measure vision of animals to support welfare and drug discovery efforts. As Director of Pharmacology at Experimentica he leads a team of scientists to support ocular R&D efforts for companies from small start-ups to large pharma.

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