Laboratory of animal behavior
Department of Zoology
Tel Aviv University
We study the kinematics of rodent behavior at two levels:
Our treatment of this subject is
I. Hartman, E. Gruntman, and I. Golani, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, and
E. Hauben, A. Gothilf, and M.Schwartz, Department of Neurobiology of The Weizmann Institute of Science.
A video-clip demonstrating the data-acquisition process (left) and an animated reconstruction of the same behavior (right).
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The animated reconstruction of the gaits of a rat after severe spinal cord contusive injury (top), a recovered rat after treatment with dendritic cells pulsed with an altered peptide derived from myelin basic protein (center), and a healthy rat (buttom).
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Coordination of side-to-side head movements and walking in
Algorithmic definitions of behavior patterns in mice and their utility in genetic research.
The presently funded NIH (RO1) research is performed in Tel Aviv University (TAU), the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC) in Baltimore. A team including zoologists and statisticians carries out the project in TAU. The project involves the use of large databases and scientific visualization. For further information visit The SEE home page. See also Prof. Yoav Benjamini, or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Nkafkafi@mprc.umaryland.edu, or email@example.com .