Automatic Mouse Behavior Recognition

The automatic Mouse Behavior Recognition accurately, reliably, and tirelessly recognizes ten mouse behaviors.

If you are interested in rat behavior, please see this page

In addition to these ten behaviors, behavior probability can be displayed and you can merge behaviors into one group, such as rearing (supported rearing and unsupported rearing) and eating and drinking. 

Behavior recognition is based on several factors. These include the location and movement of the nose point, center point, and tail base of the mouse; its body shape and contour; and information about the cage in which testing takes place (such as where the walls, the feeder, and the drinking bottle are located). Motion statistics, intensity, and periodicity are also taken into account.   

Additional automatically recognized behaviors

In addition to the ten behaviors included in the software, you can also order custom-tailored Behavior Recognition software which automatically detects exactly those behaviors of mice you are interested in. This is a consultancy service; please contact us for more information.  

For an example of application, please see: Friend, D.M.; Devarakonda, K.; O’Neal, T.J.; Skirzewski, M.; Papazoglou, I.; Kaplan, A.R.; Liow, J.-S.; Guo, J.; Rane, S.G.; Rubinstein, M.; Alvarez, V.A.; Hall, K.D.; Kravitz, A.V. (2016). Basal ganglia dysfunction contributes to physical inactivity in obesityCell Metabolism, 25, 1-10.