DIY-NAMIC

September 10, 2020 Katherine Nautiyal from Dartmouth College has kindly shared the following about DIY-NAMIC, a high-throughput method to measure complex phenotypes in the homecage. ‘Operant behavioral paradigms provide rich data sets which are very useful for assessing manipulations in rodents models for neuropsychiatric disorders. However, the behavioral testing generally requires daily training for many […]

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DeepFly3D, a deep learning-based approach for 3D limb and appendage tracking in tethered, adult Drosophila

July 23, 2020 Semih Günel and colleagues have created a deep learning-based pose estimator for studying how neural circuits control limbed behaviors in tethered Drosophila. Appendage tracking is an important behavioral measure in motor circuit research. Up until now, algorithms for accurate 3D pose estimation in small animals such as Drosophila did not exist. Rather, […]

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MNE Scan: Software for real-time processing of electrophysiological data

July 9, 2020 In a 2018 Journal of Neuroscience Methods article, Lorenz Esch and colleagues present MNE Scan, a software that provides real-time acquisition and processing of electrophysiological data. MNE Scan is a state-of-the-art real-time processing software for clinical MEG and EEG data. By allowing for real-time analysis of neuronal activity, MNE Scan enables the […]

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Rodent Arena Tracker (RAT)

June 18, 2020 Jonathan Krynitsky and colleagues from the Kravitz lab at Washington University have constructed and shared RAT, a closed loop system for machine vision rodent tracking and task control. The Rodent Arena Tracker, or RAT, is a low cost wireless position tracker for automatically tracking mice in high contrast arenas. The device can […]

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neurotic

April 30, 2020 Jeffrey P. Gill and colleagues have developed and shared a new toolbox for synchronizing video and neural signals, cleverly named neurotic! Collecting neural data and behavioral data are fundamental to behavioral neuroscience, and the ability to synchronize these data streams are just as important as collecting the information in the first place. […]

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Open Source Whisking Video Database

April 2, 2020 Alireza Azafar and colleagues at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour at Rabound University have published an open source database of high speed videos of whisking behavior in freely moving rodents. As responsible citizens, it’s possible you are missing lab and working from home. Maybe you have plenty to do, […]

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