• Göttingen Meeting 2017,

    German Neuroscience Society

    March 22 – 25

Last November we were at Neuroscience 2016 in San Diego, USA. We had a great time and it was a successful event. You can see a bit of our booth in the video here.

Now it is time for the next big event: The 12th Göttingen Neuroscience Meeting in Germany. We’ll be in booth #18. Shortly after we will also have a booth (#23) at the 13th International Conference on Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Diseases (AD/PD) in Vienna, Austria.

 

Let's talk video tracking

If you know Noldus, you probably know EthoVision XT. Our premier video tracking software that, by the way, does more than just that. Like hardware control to create fully automated operant conditioning tasks, for example. Or optogenetic control so that you can combine behavioral data with optogenetic experiments easily. Or automatic behavior recognition. And we are on the verge of releasing a new version... Of course we can tell you all about it at Neuroscience 2016, but if you can't wait, start browsing at www.noldus.com/ethovision.


Learn More!

 

Tracking in 3D

EthoVision XT is at the base of many of our solutions. For tracking in 3D for example, ideal when tracking fish and you just need more detail on movement patterns than you can get in 2D. Of course this also works for insects. The basic idea is that you combine two tracks made with EthoVision XT in Track3D for 3D visualization and analysis. Sounds very simple, but of course you need careful calibration. How to achieve this, you ask? We'll explain at Neuroscience 2016 or educate yourself at www.noldus.com/track3D.
 

Instrumented (home) cage observations

EthoVision XT is also at the base of PhenoTyper. This is an instrumented cage available in two sizes and many different set-ups. Choose the four wall to accomodate just what you need in your study: a running wheel, feeding monitor, shelter, levers for operant conditioning, etc. The Top unit has lights and a camera build-in and can be suited with optogenetics. Whatever you need. Discuss the options at our booth this year, or learn more at www.noldus.com/phenotyper.
 

Zebrafish behavior research

EthoVision XT is also the ideal tool to track zebrafish behavior and movement. Adult tracking can take place in tanks or mazes, or track larvae in a controlled environment with DanioVision (also powered by EthoVision XT, of course).  We recently added a number of add-ons for DanioVision, such as the Toplight UnitOptogenetics Add-on, and the Tapping Device. Come see it in action at Neuroscience 2016.
DanioVision offers a controlled environment for testing zebrafish larvae (and other small organisms).  Investigating zebrafish embryo or larvae in more detail? Need to monitor tail coilings, heartbeat, blood flow, and morphology? Check out DanioScope
 

Gait and locomotion

Accurately detecting differences in locomotor function is important for the assessment of many conditions that affect the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and the skeletal structures or muscles. We offer advanced tools for the assessment of gait, locomotion, and motor learning in mouse and rat models: CatWalk XT and ErasmusLadder. 

ErasmusLadder® is a fully automated system that tests and challenges motor performance and motor learning abilities in mice. It is thus ideally suited for the rapid screening for cerebellar phenotypes. 
CatWalk™ XT gait analysis has been validated in research and experimental producedures for several (neurological) disorders and lesions. Examples include spinal cord injury and other nerve injuries, neuropathic pain, arthritis, stroke, Parkinson’s, Cerebellar ataxia, traumatic brain injury,  peripheral nerve damage, and more.
 

Behavioral observations

For more in-depth behavioral studies, The Observer XT offers a great platform. From ethogram to analysis, this software does it all. Interesting in analyzing vocalizations? Take a look at UltraVox XT, the affordable and easy-to-use system for the recording and analysis of ultrasonic vocalizations in rodents and other animals. Of course, all for showcase in out booth as well.