Leg-tracking and automated behavioural classification in Drosophila

  title={Leg-tracking and automated behavioural classification in Drosophila},
  author={Jamey S. Kain and Chris Stokes and Quentin Gaudry and Xiangzhi Song and James Foley and R Wilson and Benjamin L. de Bivort},
  journal={Nature Communications},
Much remains unknown about how the nervous system of an animal generates behaviour, and even less is known about the evolution of behaviour. How does evolution alter existing behaviours or invent novel ones? Progress in computational techniques and equipment will allow these broad, complex questions to be explored in great detail. Here we present a method for tracking each leg of a fruit fly behaving spontaneously upon a trackball, in real time. Legs were tracked with infrared-fluorescent dyes… 

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