Noldus Neuroscience month
Noldus Neuroscience month
Neuroscience 2020 was scheduled for October 2020, but understandably, the Society for Neuroscience had to cancel. Like them, we want everyone to stay safe and healthy. These last few months have thought us that we can still discuss, discover, and educate neuroscience together… you can find all events we’re organizing in Noldus Neuroscience Month below… and keep an eye on this page as we are concocting online some goodies!
October 20 – Webinar about Tips and Tricks in EthoVision XT: Insights Into the Unknowns
Do you ever ask, “I’m an experienced EthoVision XT user, but is there a way that I could add zones after acquiring to get new data without re-tracking?”, “How can I check before acquiring data that my areas of interest (arenas, zones, etc.) are in the right place?”, “Is there a way to have EthoVision XT check for nose-tail swaps or tracking jumps in the data in the Track Editor?”, or “What is the difference between a ‘Filter’ and ‘Nesting’ in the Data Profile?”? If you can create and run experiments in EthoVision XT, but struggle a bit with the setup and/or post-acquisition modifications, this webinar is for you! We’ll show you all the hidden tips and tricks that EthoVision XT has to offer. There’s a lot more than meets the eye, so we look forward to showing you the way!
October 22 – Webinar about Detection Settings in EthoVision XT: Insights Into Doing it Right
Considered to be the “heart and soul” of EthoVision XT, the Detection Settings are an extremely important component of the software that can make or break your research. Without good tracking, there are no good data. However, if your experimental settings are done correctly, the Detection Settings can be very easy to set-up and will allow you to be more confident in your data. In this webinar, we’ll go over all the things that you need to consider before starting your experiment. From contrast and different types of lighting conditions to tricks that can make tracking multiple subjects or multiple body points ideal, we’ll cover it all!
EthoVision XT has a wealth of built-in analysis variables that help you interpret your data. Variables like Speed, Heading, and Movement are used by almost all EthoVision XT users. However, sometimes you wish the software could do more, especially in complex applications.
October 29 - Webinar about How to use the Track Editor in EthoVision XT
In an ideal EthoVision world, there would be no need for the Track Editor. All samples would stay perfectly on the correct body points, there would be no nose-tail swaps and multiple animals in the same arena would never swap identities. In an almost ideal world, one can take measures to improve tracking quality by optimizing light conditions, Trial Control or Detection Settings, for example. However, if tracking issues still occur, the Track Editor is a useful tool to correct errors.