Published February 7, 2023 | Version v1
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Social structure and individuals' behavior shaped by group composition in long-term tracking of rats

  • 1. Eötvös Loránd University
  • 2. Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior

Description

Trajectory data and behavioral metrics from long-term tracking of groups of rats.  Experiments performed in 2012 at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.

The data here is used in the following publication. See the publication for information on experimental structure and notation.
Nagy, Máté, Jacob Davidson, Gábor Vásárhelyi, Dániel Ábel, Enikő Kubinyi, Ahmed El Hady, and Tamás Vicsek. 2023. “Social Structure and Individuals’ Behavior Shaped by Group Composition in Long-Term Tracking of Rats.” bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.03.18.533183.

Github repository to reproduce results in the paper: github.com/jacobdavidson/ratsocialgroups
Github repositories used for tracking and computation of behavioral metrics: github.com/vasarhelyi

The behavioral metrics, approach-avoidance networks, individual labels and group membership information, and behavioral assay data needed to reproduce the results in the publication are included in the zip  file metrics-networks-labels.zip.  This includes the following files in .csv format:

Naming/labels:

  • uidlabels.csv: References the ranked-mass labels used in the paper to the 3-color-code labels that identify each rat from the tracking.  "Group" is the membership during the original groups (Period 1), and "GroupG" is membership during the remixed groups (Period 3).
     

    masslabel

    GroupMassRank-Exp7

    Group

    GroupG

    GOB

    a5

    5.0

    A1

    G3

    ... ... ... ... ...
  • groupnames.csv:  Group membership information for each rat, during each experimental period

    Experiments

    GOB

    OBG

    ...

    1-7

    A1

    A1

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

Behavioral metrics and approach-avoidance networks:

  • metrics.csv: Behavioral metrics for each rat, calculated for each experiment.

    Experiment

    metric

    GOB

    OBG

    ...

    1

    AA

    0

    0.690964

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Networks-Period1+Period3.csv: Approach-avoidance interaction networks for the groups of 7 rats in Period 1 and Period 3.  

    Experiment

    DayNight

    Group

    index

    winner

    loser0

    loser1

    loser2

    loser3

    loser4

    loser5

    loser6

    1

    Day

    A1

    0

    GOB

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Networks-Experiment8.csv and Networks-Experiment9.csv: Approach-avoidance interaction networks for the larger combined groups in the experiments during Period 2. 

 

Behavioral assays results:

  • IndividualTests.csv:  Individual behavioral assay test results for the black and white box, elevated plus-maze, and canopy tests.

    ID

    BWB-All Frames

    BWB-Black

    ...

    BGP

    7500

    6860

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • PairedTests.csv:  Pairwise social interaction behavioral assay test results for tests with unfamiliar and familiar rats

    rat_ID

    rat_group_N

    freq_standup_unfam1

    ...

    BGP

    2

    28

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

 

Trajectory data is included as multiple text files for each experiment in TSV format.  #t is frame number, Color_code_name identifies each rat, Real_recognition(1)_or_virtual(0) = 1 is a detection of the rat's color codes while 0 is an interpolated value, x,y, and Orientation are the position and orientation of the rat.

#t Color_code_name Real_recognition(1)_or_virtual(0)  x y Orientation
0 ORG 0 872.4000 778.7000 -79.5000
... ... ... ... ... ...

 

Time-lapse video of the entire experiment:  ratlab_timelapse_entire_exp.avi

Files

exp01.zip

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