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Human vs Computer: Evaluating the Accuracy of a Behavior Analysis Software in Drosophila

To reduce the subjectivity of analysis and to expedite analysis of behaviors in animal models, behavior analysis software have been developed. Most of these software tools have been developed to analyze larger animal models, such as rodents or fish. In this study, we are examining the accuracy of the Noldus Ethovision Software in analyzing recorded Drosophila behavior. The program analyzed behavior in an arena and the results were compared to the same videos scored by eye. Analysis is currently underway to determine which is better, the computer or human in analyzing Drosophila behavior.

Jamie Goodall '25, Karina Little '23   
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