Deep learning tools for the measurement of animal behavior in neuroscience

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2020 Feb:60:1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2019.10.008. Epub 2019 Nov 29.


Recent advances in computer vision have made accurate, fast and robust measurement of animal behavior a reality. In the past years powerful tools specifically designed to aid the measurement of behavior have come to fruition. Here we discuss how capturing the postures of animals-pose estimation - has been rapidly advancing with new deep learning methods. While challenges still remain, we envision that the fast-paced development of new deep learning tools will rapidly change the landscape of realizable real-world neuroscience.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Behavior, Animal
  • Deep Learning*
  • Neurosciences*