Researchers Can Now Track Multiple Mice Simultaneously

Source: 
Simons Foundation Autism Research Institute
Date Published: 
October 16, 2013
Abstract: 

Researchers have developed software that can automatically track and catalog the behavior of up to four mice at once. Mice are often used for autism research because they are easy to manipulate genetically. This new method, which involves using images taken by a heat-sensing camera and a new software algorithm, makes collecting research more efficient.