About OpenBehavior

Welcome to OpenBehavior, a repository of cutting edge, open source tools for advancing behavioral neuroscience research. We are dedicated to accelerating research through the promotion of collaboration and open source projects. We aim to foster a community of sharing by providing a resource for researchers around the globe. OpenBehavior features hardware and software for the investigation of animal behavior and cognition.

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OpenBehavior features a number of tools important for behavioral neuroscience research from behavior tracking, reward delivery, data analysis and everything in between. Check out some of our most recent posts!


September 19, 2018

In HardwareX, Brendan Drackley and colleagues share VASIC, an open source weight-bearing device for high-throughput and unbiased behavioral pain assessment in rodents.


September 5, 2018

In a recent Behavior Research Methods article, Soaleha Shams and colleagues share Argus, a data extraction and analysis tool built in the open-source R language for tracking zebrafish behavior.


September 12, 2018

In Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, Jason Rothman and R. Angus Silver share NeuroMatic, an open-source toolkit for acquiring, analyzing and simulating electrophysiological data.


August 29, 2018

In a recent bioRxiv preprint, Scott Owen and Anatol Kreitzer share PhotometryBox, an open-source solution for electronic control of fiber-based fluorescence measurements.


Alexxai Kravitz, Investigator, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Mark Laubach, Professor, The American University

Adam Kepecs, Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Samantha White, Graduate Student, The American University

Kyra Swanson, Graduate Student, The American University

Linda Amarante, Graduate Student, The American University

Fabiola Fernandez, Undergraduate Student, The American University

Hannah Goldbach, Postbac IRTA, National Institute of Mental Health

Michael Preston, Postbac IRTA, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Julia Licholai, Postbac IRTA, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Hao Chen, Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center