Rtrack and ColonyTrack

Rtrack and ColonyTrack

Rupert Overall has generously shared information about two R packages for the analysis of animal tracking data.  Analysis of spatial exploration data from rodents in various behavioral tests can reveal complex strategies for solving mazes and memory tasks. However,...
USVCAM

USVCAM

Jumpei Matsumoto from the University of Toyama has shared the following about his open-source system, USVCAM, for measuring ultrasound communication in rodents:   “Mice frequently use ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs) during social¬†interaction. USV...
GoFish

GoFish

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...
VAME: Variational Embedding of Animal Motion

VAME: Variational Embedding of Animal Motion

The emergence of pose-estimation tools for animal studies has provided a means of accurately tracking postural dynamics and locomotion in freely behaving animals. However, translating pose-data to dynamic behavioral states remains a challenge. Kevin Luxem and...
DLStream

DLStream

Video analysis of freely-moving animals has become a staple of animal neuroscience research. During the last few years, different software packages for extracting vital information from video recordings of animal behavior have become available. Packages like...