Updates on LocoWhisk and ART

OCTOBER 3, 2019 Dr Robyn Grant from Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, UK has shared her group’s most recent project called LocoWhisk, which is a hardware and software solution for measuring rodent exploratory, sensory and motor behaviours: In describing the project, Dr Grant writes, “Previous studies from our lab have shown that that analysing whisker […]

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SpikeGadgets

AUGUST 22, 2019 We’d like to highlight groups and companies that support an open-source framework to their software and/or hardware in behavioral neuroscience. One of these groups is SpikeGadgets, a company co-founded by Mattias Karlsson and Magnus Karlsson. SpikeGadgets is a group of electrophysiologists and engineers who are working to develop neuroscience hardware and software […]

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Pathfinder

AUGUST 8, 2019 Matthew Cooke and colleagues from Jason Snyder’s lab at University of British Columbia recently developed open source software to detect spatial navigation behavior in animals called Pathfinder: Spatial navigation is studied across several different paradigms for different purposes in animals; through analyzing spatial behaviors we can gain insight into how an animal […]

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Automated Rodent Tracker (ART)

May 5, 2017 Robyn Grant, from Manchester Metropolitan University, has shared the following with Open Behavior regarding the development of an automated rodent tracking (ART) program: We have developed a program, ART, that can automatically track rodent position and movement. It is able to track head movements, body movements and also aspects of body size. […]

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