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Deconstructing Adult Zebrafish Behavior with Swim Trace Visualizations

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Three-dimensional reconstruction is a method of qualifying the behavioral activity of several animals including mice, rats, and zebrafish. This method allows for measuring behavioral endpoint data on two types of tracking planes (temporal and spatial). Temporal tracking measures the activity of a subject across time while spatial tracking measures the activity of a subject in a specific area of the experimental arena as such. Data representation over 3D visual trajectory reconstruction is a robustly advantageous method of behavioral phenotyping. Digital video-tracking and analysis eliminates the inaccuracies of manual tracking and allows for improved investigation of behavioral activity at specific points in time or specific areas of the tracking arena.

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The study was supported by Tulane University Intramural Research program, Provost’s Scholarly Enrichment Fund, Lurcy Fellowships, LA Board of Regents P-Fund, Newcomb Fellows Grant, and Zebrafish Neuroscience Research Consortium (ZNRC).

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Cachat, J.M. et al. (2011). Deconstructing Adult Zebrafish Behavior with Swim Trace Visualizations. In: Kalueff, A., Cachat, J. (eds) Zebrafish Neurobehavioral Protocols. Neuromethods, vol 51. Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60761-953-6_16

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