Stimulated Stages of Penile Erection in an Edible Rodent

What’s up with the agouti [pictured here, in a San Diego Zoo photo]? Three proven males show what, according to this new study: “Anatomical Stages of Penile Erection in the Agouti (Dasyprocta leporina) Induced by Electro-Ejaculation,” W.M. Mollineau, T. Sampson, A.O. Adogwa and G.W. Garcia, Anatomia Histologia Embyologia, vol. 41, 2012, pp. 392-4. The authors, […]

Whiskers-Tracking in Videos of Head Fixed Rodents

This month’s Head Fixed Rodents Whisker-Tracking Study of the month is: “Automated Tracking of Whiskers in Videos of Head Fixed Rodents,” Nathan G. Clack [pictured, whiskered, here], Daniel H. O’Connor, Daniel Huber, Leopoldo Petreanu, Andrew Hires, Simon Peron, Karel Svoboda, Eugene W. Myers [pictured, whiskerless, here], PLoS Computational Biology, vol. 8, no. 7, 2012, e1002591. The […]