Rodent Cognition Core

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The BrainsCAN Rodent Cognition Core (RCC) supports, through technical staff salaries and operational costs, existing infrastructure for both conventional and advanced touchscreen-based rodent neurobehavioural experimentation at Western University. Specifically, conventional behavioural equipment and some touchscreens are housed within the Mouse Neurobehavioural Facility (MNF) (http://www.robarts.ca/neurobehavioral-core-facility) and additional touchscreens are housed within Tim Bussey and Lisa Saksida’s Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. The RCC will also maintain breeding pairs of specific mouse lines for use by BrainsCAN-aligned researchers. A goal of the RCC is to develop experimental platforms for understanding the role of brain circuits in cognition, which can then be used (by BrainsCAN-aligned researchers) to test efficacy and delineate mechanisms of action of potential therapies for cognitive deficits.


Core Contact Information:

Tim Bussey
Director, Rodent Cognition Core
BrainsCAN, Western University
tbussey@uwo.ca