Behavioral decoding of Drosophila locomotion in a circular arena

@article{Qiu2017BehavioralDO,
  title={Behavioral decoding of Drosophila locomotion in a circular arena},
  author={Shuang Qiu and R. Meldrum Robertson and Chengfeng Xiao},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2017},
  pages={119966}
}
Motion detection and position tracking of animal behavior over a period of time produce massive amount of information, but analysis and interpretation of such huge datasets are challenging. Here we describe statistical methods to extract major movement structures of Drosophila locomotion in a circular arena, and examine the effects of pulsed light stimulation on these identified locomotor structures. Drosophila adults performed exploratory behavior when restrained individually in the circular… 
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