Development and evaluation of a computer-automated color tv tracking system for automatic recording of the social and exploratory behavior of small animals

Jacqueline Crawley, S. Szara, G. T. Pryor, C. R. Creveling, B. K. Bernard

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The methodology is described for a video-monitored computer assisted system which automatically records and analyzes exploratory and social behavior in small animal species. Experimental applications of the system are included as examples of its potential in diverse areas of psychopharmacology, toxicology and behavioral genetics research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-247
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Methods
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes



  • automated
  • behavior
  • computerized
  • exploratory
  • pharmacology
  • recording
  • social
  • toxicology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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