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Why use Virtual Reality in Neurosciences?
Virtual Reality may become an easy way to calibrate or standardize complex tasks in immersive environments. How can researchers easily apply VR?
Entrepreneurs’ facial expressions & emotional contagion during investor pitches
What is the influence of emotions in a decision-making process? Dinkla and Liebregts wondered if displaying joy and emotional mimicry play a role during pitches.
Do your emotions and moods change as you get older?
Are emotions affected differently for younger than for older people? Researchers used FaceReader to complement self-assessments and objectify mood changes to answer this question.
Diver behavior captured with wearable cameras
Observing the actual wreck diver behavior using video recordings made with wearables cameras, researchers aimed to enhance effective management strategies for underwater cultural heritages.
How to measure consumer behavior
Measuring consumer behavior enables you to really know your customers and get key insights into consumer preferences and buying behavior. We highlight four of these ways for you in this blog post.
Challenging play behavior: does it still exist?
Although children tend to spend more time indoor in sitting activities, they need feelings of exhilaration for behavioral development. Researchers investigated how risky play behavior can be encouraged.
Investigating facial expressions in autism and borderline personality disorder
Within two specific populations researchers investigated the role of facial expressions on social interactions.
The role of entrepreneurs’ facial expressions to gain financial support
As an entrepreneur, attracting financial support is essential to get your start-up of the ground. How can positive facial expressions help to be more successful in a funding pitch?
Observing and coding the behavior of siblings
Would it help if your brother or sister is sitting by your side when you're in pain? Would that ease the pain, or provide some distraction?
How does handedness relate to infant language development?
Developing motor skills appears to be related to language abilities. The research team of Sandy Gonzalez investigated whether consistency in handedness predicts receptive and expressive language.
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The open field test: A staple in behavioral batteries
The open field test is a locomotor, exploratory and/or anxiety test. Can we measure all these behaviors in a simple enclosed arena? This is exactly what we talk about in this blog, and the discussion surrounding this.
Scientific collaboration at its best: Home cage monitoring reviewed
The latest insights and views on home cage monitoring was reviewed by Grieco et al. A collaborative paper with an expert team on home cage behavior was published last week. This blog touches upon their findings!
A critical view on the Forced swim test
The forced swim test (FST), a staple in depression research, has been under discussion for a while. What is the FST? How is it used? And why is it under discussion? Here we share our view on this topic
Sunshine and romance: ultraviolet light enhances sexual behavior
Ultraviolet B rays in sunshine enhances our romantic passion. How this actually works is still largely unknown. Research at the Tel Aviv University provides new insights.
What is DanioVision? A brief insight in zebrafish tracking
In this blog we provide a quick refresh on the topic of zebrafish, and how DanioVision contributes to this field.
Altruism in rats, suspiciously human
A recent study by Bartal et al drove our curiousity to write this blog about altruistic behavior in rats. This study shows how this type of behavior is neurally linkend to the social functioning of humans.
Furthering behavioral studies for understanding microbiota-brain insights
How and to what extend do microbes in the gut affect the brain and behavior? Discover how they do this kind of research at UCLA.
EthoVision XT and the Morris Water Maze: expert tips and tricks
Neuroscientist Colleen McSweeney, Ph.D. shares her expert knowledge on using EthoVision XT and the Morris Water Maze. From a brief history to valuable tips and tricks, here is all you need to know on automated tracking.
5 proven ways to measure spatial learning in rodents
What is spatial learning, why is it important and how do we measure it? Here we dive into 5 different behavioral tests that specifically measure spatial learning and memory in rodents.
Mimicking human decision-making in a mouse model
Choosing the appropriate behavioral test can be a challenge, but is very important. And sometimes, researchers will have to develop their own.