The Experimental School for primates is located at “Campus Básico” of the Universidade Federal do Pará, near the Gate 2 (Portão 2).
The housing facilities comprise four home cages for the adult monkeys, one special home cage for the infants, one quarantine cage. All cages are located in an open-air area close to the laboratory building.
Laboratory facilities include two experimental cubicles, each equipped with two experimental chambers as shown. Each of the four experimental chambers has a microcomputer equipped with a touch-sensitive screen and pellets dispensers. In most of the experiments, the subjects respond to the presented stimuli by directly touching the computer screen through a window in the chamber. According to the experimental contingencies, food is presented in small trays located above the computer screen.
There is also a procedure room for the routine inspection and low complexity intervention by the veterinarian team.
Connected to the experimental cubicles, there is a large control room where the researchers do all the experimental session programming and data analysis.
Pics by: Rubilene Borges e Abraão Fonseca