Para evitación active y pasiva

Puntos clave
Como pedirlo


SHUTAVOID software is an implemented version of the Panlab SHUTTLE-8 software offering a user-friendly interface to conduct active and passive avoidance procedures in an automated manner. 

The Software SHUTAVOID controls independently up to 8 Shuttle Boxes or Passive Cages. The software detects how many cages are physically present and activates the corresponding windows. The system includes a test mode to enables immediate and reliable checking of the functioning of all the elements of the experimental chamber. 

The program controls the presentation of visual and acoustic stimuli and shock duration, at the same time that it records the position of the experimental animal in each compartment of the experimental cage, deciding about stimuli presentation accordingly. 

Unlimited number of schedules can be defined and used either by common or different experimental cages. The protocol editor allows the configuration of all the basic parameters necessary to set an active and passive avoidance experiment: habituation period, duration of the inter-trial interval (fixed or randomized), activation and duration of the conditioned stimulus (light, sound or both), activation, latency and duration of the unconditioned stimulus (electrical shock), latency for considering the response as “null”, door status (open/closed), number of trials, cut-off time for response etc… 

The chambers can be defined as Independent (for classical active avoidance procedures), Master or Slaves (for yoked procedures in which the paired-yoked animals receive the same number and temporal pattern of stimuli as their master mates, but only the master animal controls the outcome of the response). 

The program runs automatically when the animal is detected in the cage (independently for each cage). During the acquisition of data, information about the protocol state, animal position and current data can be visualized for each cage on the corresponding control window. 

Data related to each of the observed animal responses are stored into result files that pick up the information acquired during the working session. The data files can be open and re-analyzed to generate ASCII-coded reports in which the information is summarized for each trial or groups of trials (user-defined). 




Computer requirements 2,2 GHz processor or higher (Celeron processor not supported), 2 Gb of RAM
Graphic Card Requirements 256 colours palette graphics card for 1024x768 pixels, 32-bit true colour RGB display.
Communication ports 1 free USB for the protection key; 1 free RS232 serial port for boxes connection (a USB-Serial adapter included in the software pack can be used when a RS-232 serial port is not available)
System requirements Windows™ XP (SP2 or higher), Vista 32, Windows 7 or Windows 8 compatible operating system.


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Como pedirlo




PC Software to control up to 8 Shuttle Boxes or Passive Avoidance Boxes

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Puntos clave

  • Allows editing protocols for both active and passive avoidance
  • Experimental chambers can be controlled independently
  • A Test mode enables immediate and reliable box checking
  • New configuration panel for Yoked procedures
  • The program runs automatically when the animal is detected in the cage
  • Animal position and current data can be visualized on-line
  • Provides integrated data
  • Re-analyses data in user-defined intervals of time


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  • Passive avoidance box

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