Ratcave

AUGUST 29, 2019 Nicholas A. Del Grosso and Anton Sirota at the Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience recently published their new project called Ratcave, a Python 3D graphics library that allows researchers to create and 3D stimuli in their experiments: Neuroscience experiments often require the use of software to present stimuli to a subject and […]

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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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AutonoMouse

May 10, 2019 In a recently published article (Erskine et al., 2019), The Schaefer lab at the Francis Crick Institute introduced their new open-source project called AutonoMouse. AutonoMouse is a fully automated, high-throughput system for self-initiated conditioning and behavior tracking in mice. Many aspects of behavior can be analyzed through having rodents perform in operant […]

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Craniobot

March 13, 2019 Suhasa Kodandaramaiah from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has shared the following about Craniobot, a computer numerical controlled robot for cranial microsurgeries. The palette of tools available for neuroscientists to measure and manipulate the brain during behavioral experiments has greatly expanded in the previous decade. In many cases, using these tools […]

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TRIO Platform

December 12, 2018 Vladislav Voziyanov and colleagues have developed and shared the TRIO Platform, a low-profile in vivo imaging support and restraint system for mice. In vivo optical imaging methods are common tools for understanding neural function in mice. This technique is often performed in head-fixed,  anesthetized animals, which requires monitoring of anesthesia level and […]

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Upcoming Posters and Talks at SfN 2018

October 31, 2018 At the upcoming Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, there will be a number of posters and talks that highlight novel devices and software that have implications for behavioral neuroscience. If you’re heading to the meeting, be sure to check them out! Relevant posters and talks are highlighted in the document, […]

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Dean Vicky Wilkins and Dr. Fanta Aw on the Project on Civil Discourse

In 2003, the Office of Campus Life launched the CIVITAS campaign to encourage civility and responsible citizenship in the American University community. Over a decade later, the Project on Civil Discourse sprang from this campaign. “The Project is very timely,” says Fanta Aw, Vice President of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence. “It’s integral to student affairs.” When […]

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OpenBehavior Feedback Survey

We are looking for your feedback to understand how we can better serve the community! We’re also interested to know if/how you’ve implemented some of the open-source tools from our site in your own research. We would greatly appreciate it if you could fill out a short survey (~5 minutes to complete) about your experiences […]

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