OpenMonkeyStudio

February 27, 2020 OpenMonkeyStudio is an amazing new tool for tracking movements by and interactions among freely moving monkeys. Ben Hayden and Jan Zimmerman kindly sent along this summary of the project: Tracking animal pose (that is, identifying the positions foo their major joints) is a major frontier in neuroscience. When combined with neural recordings, pose […]

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The OpenMV project: Machine Vision with Python

November 14, 2019 OpenMV – Better, Stronger, Faster and only $65 USD Recent updates to the firmware for the OpenMV H7 Camera have brought some new functionality to this device, which is popular for open source neuroscience projects (e.g. Rodent Arena Tracker, or RAT: https://hackaday.io/project/162481-rodent-arena-tracker-rat). The new firmware allows for use of the popular TensorFlow […]

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Automated mouse homecage two-bottle choice test

May 21, 2018 Meaghan Creed has developed a novel device for assessing preferences by mice among fluids in their homecages, i.e. two-bottle choice test. She shared the design on http://hackaday.io and contributed the summary of it below. https://hackaday.io/project/158279-automated-mouse-homecage-two-bottle-choice-test Often in behavioral neuroscience, we need to measure how often and how much a mouse will consume […]

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FaceMap: Unsupervised analysis of rodent behaviors

May 15, 2018 We developed a toolbox for videographic processing of head-fixed rodent behaviors. It extracts the principal components of the animal’s behavior, either in a single movie, or across movies recorded simultaneously. Several regions of interest in the movie can be processed simultaneously (such as the whisker pad or the nose). We found that […]

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