The practice of animal husbandry is facing major issues. The up scaling of farms raises questions regarding health and wellbeing, danger of outbreaks, and environmental pollution. Innovative solutions are needed.
Recently Lucas Noldus was interviewed for a technology feature in Nature; “Inside the minds of mice and men” by Monya Baker.
The human face provides a number of signals essential for inter-personal communication. It is one of our most direct means of communication and allows us to recognize someone’s affective state and intentions.
It has been an issue in scientific research for years and years, yet it does not seem to get old. And it should not. Animal welfare and ethics in animal testing.
Zebrafish is the new rat. Or mouse. More and more rodents in the lab are being replaced by these nifty little striped fish. They are easy to maintain, reproduce and develop rapidly.
In infancy you can observe an explosive growth. A lot of researchers focus on this age group and observe parent-infant dyads to get more insight in specific behaviors.
FaceReader is the unique software that automatically analyzes the 6 basic facial expressions.