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Long-term Behavioral Tracking of Freely Swimming Weakly Electric Fish (Video) | JoVE

DOI :

10.3791/50962-v

March 6th, 2014

March 6th, 2014

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1Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, 2Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, 3Centre for Neural Dynamics, University of Ottawa

We describe a set of techniques for studying spontaneous behavior of freely swimming weakly electric fish over an extended period of time, by synchronously measuring the animal's electric organ discharge timing, body position and posture both accurately and reliably in a specially designed aquarium tank inside a sensory isolation chamber.

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