HERBs: head-fixed environment for rodent behaviors

May 30, 2024

Ali Ogzur and colleagues designed a flexible and easily accessible tool for head fixation in mice. Considering the financial strain, time obligation, and level of experience necessary for head fixation experiments, the group provided a solution that includes both hardware and software that is low-cost and requires little to no programming experience. HERBs (head-fixed environment for rodent behaviors) allows neural activity to be seen during testing, which will show relations between neuronal activity and behavior during tasks such as alternative forced choice, GoNoGo, and sensory stimulus presentation. They provide instructions for full hardware assembly, as well as documentation on the GUI software.

This research tool was created by your colleagues. Please acknowledge the Principal Investigator, cite the article in which the tool was described, and include an RRID in the Materials and Methods of your future publications. RRID: SCR_025381

Special thanks to Savanna Williams, a neuroscience undergraduate at American University, for providing this project summary.

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Check out more about the development and validation of this project from the eNeuro publication!

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