Ajuwon et al present here an approach to tackle some of the current limitations that exist in the field of behavioral neuroscience with respect to aquatic species research. Tiago Monteiro, one of the authors of this project, shares with us a brief summary of the motivation behind GoFish, and the goals for this project:
“We have a preprint (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.04.04.486957v1), currently under review, where we present a user-friendly platform for dynamic, fully-automated behavioural experiments in fish. Compared to analogous proprietary technology used in rodent and bird research, our system is relatively inexpensive (~£1000), made from off-the-shelf and open-source components, for which we provide a complete parts list, assembly instructions and code. The system is fully controlled using Bonsai. Our custom-made (laser cut pieces + 3D printing) automatic feeder alone could be co-opted by many studies that, despite some level of automation, still rely on human experimenters to manually control reward contingencies.”
This research tool was created by your colleagues. Please acknowledge the Principal Investigator, cite the article in which the tool was described, and include an RRID in the Materials and Methods of your future publications. GoFish SCR_022511
Read the GoFish Paper
The full paper including extensive examples of the data the program has been able to identify can be found here!
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