Circling Behavior is a stereotypy often displayed in animal models of neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease due to heavy metal damage or aggregation in motor areas.
Clever Sys Inc.’s (CSI), Circling Module is an independent module that can automatically detect repetitive circling behaviors in animal models. The module is designed to work under two specific conditions. The first and most common scenario is an animal circling in a relatively large arena (such as an open field) where the animal appears relatively small compared to the environment. The second scenario is an animal circling in a relatively small environment (such as a cylinder) where the animal appears large in respect to the environment.
The Circling module can work with CSI’s TopScan Suite, LocoScan, etc. this is helpful when data points such as distance traveled, speed, location, zone visits etc. are important measures for complete analysis of behavior.