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!


January 23, 2019

Hot off the presses in eLife, Andrea Giovannucci and colleagues have shared their open-source software library, CaImAn, for one and two-photon Calcium Imaging data Analysis.


Dual-port Lick Detector

January 16, 2019

In the Journal of Neurophysiology, Brice Williams and colleagues have  shared their design for a novel dual-port lick detector. This device can be used for both real-time measurement and manipulation of licking behavior in head-fixed mice.



January 9, 2019

Kevin Coffey has shared the following about DeepSqueak, a deep learning-based system for detection and analysis of ultrasonic vocalizations, which he developed with Russell Marx.

Live Mouse Tracker

December 5, 2018

In a recent preprint, Fabrice de Chaumont and colleagues share Live Mouse Tracker, a real-time behavioral analysis system for groups of mice.


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

Mark Laubach, Professor, The American University

Samantha White, Neuroscience PhD Student, The American University

Linda Amarante, Neuroscience PhD Student, The American University

Kyra Swanson, Neuroscience PhD 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