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Integrating Visual Psychophysical Assays within a Y-Maze to Isolate the Role that Visual Features Play in Navigational Decisions

DOI :

10.3791/59281-v

May 2nd, 2019

May 2nd, 2019

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1Cognitive Ecology & Ecohydraulics Team, Environmental Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Here, we present a protocol to demonstrate a behavioral assay that quantifies how alternative visual features, such as motion cues, influence directional decisions in fish. Representative data are presented on the speed and accuracy where Golden Shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas) follow virtual fish movements.

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