Using EthoVision XT for studying object recognition in mice

Jacob Raber & Theodore Benice (Portland USA).

The latest addition to the EthoVision product range is EthoVision XT, which is capable of tracking the nose point and tail base point of rats and mice. This feature makes EthoVision XT especially suitable for the object recognition and location recognition test. As beta testers for EthoVision XT, Jacob Raber and Theodor Benice used the program to analyze novel object and novel location recognition data. They compared the results with manually scored data by trained observers. The positive outcomes illustrate the use of EthoVision XT for automating both recognition tests.