WEBINAR SERIES – Animal Behavioral Neuroscience 2015
A webinar series focused on technologies, techniques, theory and methodology regarding the study of animal behavior, cognition, learning, and conditioning in neurological research applications.
Thank you to all presenters and sponsors that made this program possible!
To view webinars from this series on-demand, please visit the individual event pages listed below.
Using Touchscreen Operant Systems to Study Cognitive Behaviors in Rodents
Experts discuss methodology and best practices of Bussey-Saksida Touchscreen Systems used for the cognitive evaluation of rodents.
Employing Acoustic, Tactile and PPI Startle Response Procedures in Rodent Behavioral Research
Dr. Charles Vorhees and Jason Adair discuss the value and methodology of Acoustic, Tactile and PPI (Pre-Pulse Inhibition) paradigms for startle reflex testing in rodents.
Automated Quantitative Measures of Forelimb Function in Rats and Mice
A webinar for researchers interested in transitioning from traditional qualitative forelimb assessments to quantitative measurements with automated, high-throughput systems in rodent models.
Studying Social Behavior and Locomotor Activity in Zebrafish
An informative webinar for scientists interested in novel methods for quantitative characterization of zebrafish social interactions and locomotor activity.
Animal Behavior Video Tracking Using ANY-maze Software
A special 2-part webinar for ANY-maze users and behavioral scientists intent on advancing their understanding and application of automated video tracking in behavior studies.
Automated Analysis of Behavioral Data – Examples from Fear Conditioning Studies
Dr. Gerry Herrera discusses automated analysis of behavioral data in fear conditioning research, including study design, the importance of instrument calibration and how to ensure systems score behavior accurately and consistently.
Advancements in Modern Startle Response Systems
An essential webinar for all scientists interested in startle response research -- Michael Kinder provides insight on the underlying technologies used in startle systems and explains what researchers should know about sensor capabilities and limitations and how that knowledge can help create effective protocols, address calibration and properly analyze data.
24/7 Automated Behavior Tracking for Rodent Safety Pharmacology and Phenotyping
Dr. Will Redfern of AstraZeneca and Dr. Sara Wells of MRC Harwell discuss 24/7 monitoring of group-housed rodents in their true IVC racked home cage environment for safety pharmacology and phenotyping applications.
Circadian Rhythms of Food Intake: Are You Seeing The Whole Picture?
Dr. John Lighton, PhD and InsideScientific discuss the importance of metabolism and its relation to behavioral studies in the mouse model.
- Operant Conditioning
- Appetitive and Aversive Testing
- Schizophrenia, Dementia, and Motor Neuron Disease
- Fear Conditioning
- Active-Passive Avoidance
- Zebrafish models for behavioral research
- Spatial Learning and Memory
- Circadian Rhythms
- Behavioral Phenotyping
- Locomotion Behavior
- Automated Behavior Recognition Software
- Gait Analysis Systems
- Multi-measurement Cage Systems
- Video Tracking Technology
- Startle Response Systems
- Feeding/Drinking Monitors
- Activity and Locomotion Systems
- Touchscreen (Bussey-Saksida) Operant Systems
- Mazes: T-maze, Barnes Maze, Radial Arm Maze, etc