Stereotaxic head restraint for chronic and semi-chronic marmoset and macaque monkeys

Baruch Blum, Jacob Israeli, Janus J. Kulikowski, Moshe Gur, David Carden

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


    A device allowing head holding and Stereotaxic manipulations in both small-sized Marmoset and in relatively large Macaca monkeys is described. Its design permits free access to most targets in the visual system and optimizes presentation of visual stimuli in awake-chronic and anaesthetized semi-chronic preparations. Extra-aural attachments to temporal bone are implanted stereotaxically, under anaesthesia, on both sides of the skull. This provides means for Stereotaxic head-holding which minimizes discomfort to the animal. Maintenance of Stereotaxic precision over long periods of time, possibility of realignment and use of one device for various monkey species are special features of the method. © 1983.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)399-403
    Number of pages4
    JournalBrain Research Bulletin
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 1983


    • Chronic-monkey preparation
    • Extra-aural atraumatic head-restraint
    • Macaque monkey
    • Marmoset monkey
    • Semichronic monkey preparation
    • Stereotaxic head-restraint


    Dive into the research topics of 'Stereotaxic head restraint for chronic and semi-chronic marmoset and macaque monkeys'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this