This manual will help you get to know your Animal Acoustic Startle Response System.
The startle response is used in many branches of research involving behavioral testing. Coulbourn Instruments has developed a system that enables the researcher to standardize this procedure. The data collected with this system can be repeatedly reproduced with complete reliability.
The Animal Acoustic Startle Response System from Coulbourn Instruments is simple to use and user friendly. The system consists of one or more acoustically isolated test chambers, startle platforms, animal holders, system controller, computer, PCI interface card and software.
The software allows for easy setup and operation. It is a fully configurable Windows based software package for creating protocol and experimental design that does not require the user to learn complex programming languages.
Every effort has been made to provide a system that is both easy to setup and to use. This manual will guide you through the installation of the interface card and software, the hardware setup, calibration procedures, creating protocols, running experiments and data review/analysis. Please take the time to read this manual.
What You Will Be Learning:
- System Requirements
- Installing the PCI & PCMCIA Interface Cards
- Installing & Starting the Startle Software (WSTART4)
- A10-21 Controller
- Installing the Hardware
- Create Notes Template
- Data File Notes
- Create/Edit Trial Parameters
- Running a Session
- Creating & Running Pairing Protocols
- Data Files
- View Data
- Connections to E10-24 Four Subject Acoustic Startle Chamber