Rigbox: an open source toolbox for probing neurons and behavior

January 30, 2020 In a recent preprint, Jai Bhagat, Miles J. Wells and colleagues shared a toolbox, developed by Christopher Burgess, for streamlining behavioral neuroscience experiments. In behavioral neuroscience, it’s important to keep track of both behavioral data and neural data, and have it done so in a way that makes analysis simpler later on. […]

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B-SOiD

January 16, 2020 Eric Yttri from Carnegie Mellon University has shared the following about B-SOiD, an open source unsupervised algorithm for discovery of spontaneous behaviors: “Capturing the performance of naturalistic behaviors remains a tantalizing but prohibitively difficult field of study – current methods are difficult, expensive, low temporal resolution, or all of the above. Recent […]

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AutoPilot

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_post_title author=”off” comments=”off” featured_image=”off” _builder_version=”3.26.3″ title_text_align=”center” meta_text_align=”center”][/et_pb_post_title][et_pb_divider color=”#ffffff” _builder_version=”3.26.3″][/et_pb_divider][et_pb_gallery gallery_ids=”893,891,819,816,806″ fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”3.26.3″ width=”66%” module_alignment=”center” custom_margin=”||||false|false” custom_padding=”5px|5px|5px|5px|false|false”][/et_pb_gallery][et_pb_divider show_divider=”off” _builder_version=”3.26.3″][/et_pb_divider][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.3″] Jonny Saunders from Michael Wehr’s lab at the University of Oregon recently posted a preprint documenting their project Autopilot, which is a python framework for running behavioral experiments. Autopilot is a […]

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An automated behavioral box to assess forelimb function in rats

November 7, 2019 Chelsea C. Wong and colleagues at the University of California – San Francisco have developed and shared a design for an open-source behavioral chamber for the measurement of forelimb function in rats. Forelimb function (reaching, grasping, retrieving, etc) is a common readout of behaviors for studying neural correlates of motor learning, neural […]

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Automated Home-Cage Rodent Two-bottle Choice Test: open-source success story

October 31, 2019 Elizabeth Godynyuk and colleagues from the Creed Lab at Washington University, St. Louis recently published their design for a two-bottle choice homecage apparatus in eNeuro. It incorporates the original design (published on Hackaday.io in May 2018), modifications from Jude Frie and Jibran Khokar (Frie & Khokhar, 2019), and additional improvements over the […]

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SfN 2019 Open-Source Itinerary

October 18, 2019 It’s that time of year again: SfN season! The OpenBehavior Team has put together a curated itinerary of talks and posters featuring open-source tools. The list contains over 200 projects related to open-source in general, with 90 or so projects that are specifically relevant to behavioral neuroscience (denoted in bold)! You can […]

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The Future is Open

August 16, 2019 This week’s post is about the current state of OpenBehavior (OB) and ongoing efforts within the open source neuroscience community. Next week, we will resume posting about new tools. Samantha White, Linda Amarante, Lex Kravitz, and Mark Laubach published a commentary in eNeuro last week about how open-source tools are being used […]

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