Behavioral studies


Behavioral studies The study of behavior is a major element of preclinical neuroscience research. Behavioral tests are used to characterize changes in brain function that may be produced by disease, neural injury, genetic modification, drug abuse and addiction, or exposure to various agents and treatments. Our partnership with Noldus Information Technology, along with recent advancements […]

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is defined as a damage to the brain resulting from an external mechanical force. TBI is a complex disease process (Masel BE & DeWitt DS, 2010) and several studies have demonstrated that long-term functional and structural changes take place up to one year after TBI 1,2, 3. emka TECHNOLOGIES […]

Sleep disorders


Sleep disorders Preclinical sleep research is of increasing importance, not only due to the role of sleep in memory consolidation, but also because of the link that has been established between sleep disorders and some brain or cardiovascular disorders. Indeed, sleep disturbances are a common comorbidity with neurological and cardiovascular diseases. Narcolepsy, insomnia, circadian rhythm, drug […]

Seizure & epilepsy


Seizure & epilepsy Seizure is a disorder of the nervous system, thought to be the result of faulty electrical activity in the brain which can lead to changes in behavior, movement, feelings, and/or levels of consciousness. Epilepsy studies involve seizure detection from EEG traces, however other parameters can be of interest, such as ECG, EMG […]

Control of breathing

Control of Breathing Respiration functions through a complex network of neural controls and feedback mechanisms as the body constantly adjusts its breathing rate and tidal volume to meet respiratory metabolic demands. Several diseases and conditions disrupt the neurological and muscular signals, compromising the body’s ability to breathe normally. Neurologic and muscular disorders like Duchenne muscular […]