pyControl - Two Channel Lickometer

Founding developer Thomas Akam


Founding developer Thomas Akam

Thomas Akam is a neuroscientist at the Oxford University Department of Experimental Psychology. He is the lead developer on the @pyControl and @pyPhotometry open source projects. Their development began while working at the Champalimaud Neuroscience Program. pyControl is used by labs in institutions around the world for controlling behavioral experiments in neuroscience and psychology.



Part of the pyControl behavioural experimental system

An electrical lickometer board with two lick detection circuits and two solenoid control ports. It is connected to the reward delivery tube and to the conductive floor of the setup. A subject on this floor closes the circuit when licking the delivery tube. A maximum 1 µA current passes the subject.

Documentation Source Code

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