Startle Response Meter: Responder-X
Advances in the use of startle reflex monitoring have lead Columbus Instruments to incorporate more features to support the use of this popular testing method. These new features include: pre-pulse presentation for potentiated startle reflex monitoring, Latin Square program design and pseudo-random stimulus delivery.
The Responder-X is the most flexible complete solution to startle reflex testing. Special consideration has been given to enclosure designs that screen animals from external acoustical interference. Stimulus position is such that the subject is assured consistent delivery while maintaining a free roaming environment. Additional design features are incorporated on the controlling software to assure ease of use and capable tools for acquisition and review.
The Responder-X is supplied with the required interface and software for connection and operation on Windows PC. Now connects via USB, no PCI cards!
Features / SpecificationsReliable position independent sensing of restrained or unrestrained animals
Wide dynamic range sensing of startle motion
Multiple subject testing
Built-in acoustic stimulus with White Noise background and pre-pulse capability
Adaptable to custom stimulus presentation
Random selection of stimulus frequency and presentation timing
Measures force of response in defined scientific units (grams)
Full support of acoustic, habituation, and pre-pulse inhibition
1 millisecond temporal resolution of latency measurements
Built-in acoustical stimulus source with 100dB SPL capability
Supports up to eight animals
Electrical and air-puff stimuli available as an option
Ordering Information0600-1 Responder-X Master Station for 1 animal with acoustical stimulus, interface and software
0600-2 Responder-X Add-on Station with acoustical stimulus
0620 Responder-X Electrical Stimulus (first cage)
0621 Responder-X Electrical Stimulus (per each additional cage)
0630 Responder-X Air Puff Stimulus (first cage)
0631 Responder-X Air Puff Stimulus (per each additional cage)
0640-1 Responder-X Isolation Cabinet (23.5"W x 14"D x 21"H) (59.7cm*36cm*21cm)