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STARTLE SOFTWARE
(Model: STARTLE)
A powerful and user-friendly tool for automated startle reflex studies

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STARTLE software is a powerful and user-friendly tool which protocol editor allows the experimenter to build a wide variety of different protocols enabling the configuration of both standard (startle reflex habituation, prepulse inhibition of startle reflex, fear-potentiated startle reflex) and unusual user-defined protocols.

Operating principle

The software can run up to 8 chambers simultaneously and in a synchonized manner. Provide standardized data (maximum amplitude and latency to maximum) in an automated manner. Two activity threshold can also be set for an accurate user-controlled evaluation of additional parameters such as duration, average or latency to the onset response.

The run window shows the signal chart and corresponding raw data table on-line for every chamber. In each table, information about the status of the protocol is shown, together with the important parameters of the execution. Both signal chart and raw data table can be saved and reloaded for recalculating parameters using different activity thresholds.

As required in the Good Laboratory Practice(GLP) directives and instruction, STARTLE has been built in order to obtain traceable data: i.e. each session recorded can be linked to the corresponding experimental data (date, experimenter, animal data, protocol used, etc.).

Parameters Measured

• Maximum amplitude of startle response
• Latency until the maximum amplitude of startle response
• Duration of startle response
• Latency until the begining of startle response
• Average of the startle response

Domains of application

• ATTENTION:
- Divided attention
- Selective attention
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the most commonly psychiatric disorder of childhood
- Schizophrenia
- Autism
- Age-related decline of memory performances

• LEARNING AND MEMORY:
- Learning disabilities associated with aging
- Alzheimer’s disease and brain damages
- Huntington's disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- HIV
- Studies about learning and memory neurobiological mechanisms
- Learning and memory abilities in response to drugs administration

• SENSORIMOTOR AND COORDINATION
- Parkinson’s disease
- Huntington’s disease

Key features

• Optimized animal movement detection for mice!!!
• Versatile software allowing the configuration of a wide variety of different protocols
• Sound frequency and amplitude controlled by software
• Synchronized running
• Provides a Subject DataBase as an alternative to manually managing subject information
• Provides traceable data for GPL compliance
• Records and stores the analogical signals for further analyses
• No PCI cards required (USB connection)!

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Computer requirements 2 GHz processor or higher (Celeron processor not supported), 2 Gb of RAM,
150 MB HD, Graphics 1024x768 pixels and 32-bit true colour
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)
PC integrated Standard Sound Card (DirectX compatible)
that measure RMS at least 0.5 volts
System requirements Windows 7 compatible operating system

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STARTLE
Startle Software
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