Zebrafish (Danio rerio) responds to images animated by mathematical models of animal grouping

Nicole Abaid, Chiara Spinello, Jeffrey Laut, Maurizio Porfiri

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Abstract

Mathematical models of fish schooling offer powerful tools to understand and interpret fundamental aspects of social life, such as foraging, predator avoidance, and migration. Here, we study zebrafish (Danio rerio) response to computer-animated fish shoals whose motion is generated by a mathematical model of schooling. We use a dichotomous test wherein fish freely position themselves near static images of zebrafish shoals or images animated by the model whose parameters are systematically varied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-410
Number of pages5
JournalBehavioural Brain Research
Volume232
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

Keywords

  • Computer-animated stimuli
  • Fish schooling
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Social behavior
  • Zebrafish

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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