Cognitive Perception System
The Industry’s first Cognitive Perception System for studying cognitive animal behavior!!
The essence of the Cognitive Perception System is to provide an environment where the animal has an ever-existing A-B choice. “A-B choice” means that the subject animal is in a series of interconnected chambers where a door A and a door B each lead to an identical adjoining chamber. Each chamber looks visually the same as all the other chambers in size and configuration. Each chamber has a non-visual parameter, temperature, sound, vibration or smell that is changeable in a controlled way by you. As a result, in response to a cue, the animal is given a choice of staying where it is or going through door A or door B to another chamber.
Cognitive Perception System has four chambers, set in the corners of a square, that are connected via doors through which the subject animal may choose to pass. Each of the chambers is capable of having an aspect of its environment changed. In either the sound or temperature model, an aversion stimuli (foot shock in various current ranges) can be added to the chambers of the Cognitive Perception System.
The System include cues (light, sound) to which the animal may become trained to respond and switches, levers, lickometers or other operant interacting devices for allowing the animal to respond or desirable substance sources such as food feeders, drug, alcohol or medicament dispensing devices as rewards or as part of your experiment. The System gives you a whole new way to study cognition!!