Carol Hall, Amanda Roshier
In this article we consider the challenges involved in measuring and interpreting animal behavior. Specifically, we focus on trying to understand an animal’s responses to a new system, which might be a new computer-based system the animal interacts with or a new management system (such as housing, feeding, etc.), where the animal-computer interaction element is actually the tools used to measure the observed behavior. Reference to “measuring” behavior suggests this process is straightforward and relies solely upon recording observable actions. The interpretation of what is observed is clearly a more challenging task, one that animal behavior researchers have long…
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