Analysis of vigilant scanning behavior in mice using two-point digital video tracking

@article{Choy2011AnalysisOV,
  title={Analysis of vigilant scanning behavior in mice using two-point digital video tracking},
  author={Kwok H C Choy and Jing Yu and David Hawkes and Dmitry N. Mayorov},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={221},
  pages={649-657}
}
Vigilant scanning of the environment is a major risk assessment activity in many species. However, due to difficulties in its manual scoring, scanning has rarely been quantified in laboratory rodent studies. We developed a novel method for automated measurement of vigilant scanning in mice, based on simultaneous tracking of an animal’s nose- and center-points. The studied scanning parameters included the frequency and duration of scans and scanning (nose-point) speed. The sensitivity of these… CONTINUE READING

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