Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology

, Volume 45, Issue 9, pp 1077–1081 | Cite as

A Method for Correcting Perspective Distortions in Video Tracking of Animals in a Morris Basin


Studies of the correlation between neuron activity and behavior require objective measurement of animal movement. This is obtained using video recordings followed by analysis of video images. The conditions for recording neuron activity in a Morris basin require the video camera to be positioned at an angle to the water surface, which leads to perspective distortion of the images and, as a result, errors in trajectory analysis. In the present study we present a method for correcting perspective distortions.


rats Morris basin neuron activity video tracking perspective distortions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and NeurophysiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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