Upcoming and previously held

Webinars & Technical Briefings

Over the coming months, we'll be hosting virtual meet-ups and Noldus user groups where customers will be able to connect with Noldus employees, industry experts, and most importantly, one another. Below you can find events (30 minute talks, webinars, etc.). We hope to see you there!

Over the last few months, we have hosted several webinars and technical briefings. To replay the webinar, just register yourself for the webinar of your choice! Fill in the form, and you will receive a link to the webinar.


Data Storytelling: A CatWalk XT Tale


Join Jason Rogers, for CatWalk XT: How and why to use data to tell a compelling story. In this webinar, we tell you more about CatWalk XT understanding the main parameters, and use CatWalk XT data to describe research models such as arthritis, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury.

For more information about CatWalk XT, please visit https://www.noldus.com/catwalk-xt


Innovative Approaches to Tracking and Quantifying Behavior in Rodents


Join Drs. Jason Rogers and De Wet Wolmarans for a deep dive into two research protocols for tracking, quantifying, and analyzing behaviors in rodent models.

Key topics include:

  • Using the Elevated Open Field to assess stress/anxiety
  • Effects of chronic unpredictable stress on anxiety-like behaviors in rats
  • Importance of accurate analysis of naturalistic animal behaviors, although subjective, to inform our understanding of spontaneous psychobiological trajectories

UltraVox & EthoVision XT: What Is Your Animal Trying To Tell You?


EthoVision XT is great for telling you “where” your subject is in any behavioral task, but did you know Noldus also has you covered for “what” your subject may be trying to tell you: UltraVox! With UltraVox, you can collect data on ultrasonic vocalizations, which may provide insights into the affective state of your subject.

For more information about UltraVox XT, please visit https://www.noldus.com/ultravox-xt


Walk This Way: Free-Walking & Treadmill Systems for Rodent Gait Analysis


The goal of this webinar is to discuss two primary means of studying gait in rodents, free-walking systems and treadmill systems. In this webinar, we discuss the different types of gait analyses, what are the advantages and disadvantages of each system, what do these systems offer behavioral research, and what can they say about an animal’s gait.

This webinar is intended for researchers interested in gait analysis, particularly in models of spinal cord injury, TBI, pain, stroke, ALS, Parkinson’s and/or Huntington’s Disease, and arthritis.


How to set up DanioVision experiments


This webinar is aimed to give you an overview of the DanioVision System, together with EthoVision for high-throughtput tracking.

For more information about DanioVision, please visit https://www.noldus.com/daniovision


The Dilemma of individual versus social housing of mice


This webinar shows that how you house your animals, can greatly influence the outcome of your research. Which form of housing is most adequate and/or relevant for your research? And what are common pitfalls we can encounter if we choose for a specific form of housing?

Stay tuned for some expert insights on this topic, and how Noldus can help to advance your research!

For more information on Home cage & Welfare, please visit https://www.noldus.com/applications/home-cage-welfare


Hiding in Plain Sight: EthoVision XT and Hidden Zones

Technical briefing

Join Matt Feltenstein, for hiding in plain sight: EthoVision XT and hidden zones. In this technical briefing, we cover everything you need, to do it right from the beginning. This technical briefing is for beginner and intermediate EthoVision XT users.

For more information about EthoVision XT, please visit https://www.noldus.com/ethovision-xt


CatWalk XT gait analysis in mice: The do's, don'ts and the pitfalls


What is the added value of using automated gait analysis system in your research, what should you pay attention to when starting to use it, and how to avoid making the common mistakes? In this webinar, Dr. Lior Bikovski and Dr. Mu Yang explain all about it!

For more information on CatWalk XT, please visit https://www.noldus.com/catwalk-xt


Don’t Fear the Procedure: EthoVision XT and Fear Conditioning


In this webinar, we cover everything you need in EthoVision XT to do it right from the beginning: From using Activity analysis, to programming your Trial Control Settings, and analyzing timed events using the Data Profile. Let us show you the way so you don’t have to sweat, worry, or freeze.

For more information about Fear Conditioning, please visit https://www.noldus.com/applications/fear-conditioning


Tips and Tricks in EthoVision XT: Insights Into the Unknowns

Technical briefing

In this webinar, we show you all the hidden tips and tricks that EthoVision XT has to offer. There’s a lot more than meets the eye, so we look forward to show you the way!

For more information on EthoVision XT, please visit https://www.noldus.com/ethovision-xt.


Increasing Reproducibility and Reliability of Novel Object Tests Through Standardization and Automation


Join Alicia Brantley, PhD for a deep dive into her work involving novel object tests, the challenges associated with these protocols, and the solutions she is exploring to overcome these challenges.

Key topics include:

  • Defining novel object test procedures and goals
  • Understanding primary challenges to reproducibility in novel object tests
  • Successfully utilizing behavioral tracking software to increase reliability in novel object tests

Analysis of Spatial Behavior: Heatmaps in EthoVision XT

Technical Briefing

EthoVision XT has a wealth of visualization tools and Heatmaps is one of the coolest. As a visual tool, heatmaps help you analyze place preference behavior and find hotspots, and are great as accompanying figures in a manuscript.

In this webinar, we take a look at how heatmaps work, and how you can get the most out of them.

For more information about EthoVision XT, please visit https://www.noldus.com/ethovision-xt


Field experience on use of CatWalk XT: from data acquisition to analysis


In this webinar, Dr. Johannes Heinzel and Dr.-Ing. Ivanna Timotius share their personal experience and discoveries while using gait analysis system CatWalk XT.

For more information about CatWalk XT, please visit https://www.noldus.com/catwalk-xt


Data analysis, organization, and visualization in EthoVision XT and Microsoft Excel

Technical Briefing

In 45 minutes you learn more about the typical workflow in EthoVision XT. Learn how you can select, analyze, organize and export your data! The Noldus Trainer Wilant van Giessen shows you the software and guides you through with tips and tricks.

For more information about EthoVision XT, please visit https://www.noldus.com/ethovision-xt


Integrating Video Tracking with Digital Telemetry


The more you can measure, the more you know. Integrating various tools in neuroscience, like video tracking and wireless telemetry, offer a more complete assessment of complex disease models.

In this webinar, we will hear about wireless telemetry options in behavioral testing and integration in video tracking experiments.


The standardization paradox: better data with naturalistic behavioral tests


Most animals, like humans, have a rich and varied behavioral repertoire. Which behavior they show depends a lot on internal and external cues, and the outcome can be different every time.

Naturalistic behavioral tests can offer a solution, and we go over several during this webinar.

For more information on animal behavior research, please visit https://www.noldus.com/animal-behavior-research.


Lessons From The Core: Longitudinal Assessment vs. Point Sampling of Behaviors in Mice


Join Lior Bikovski and Shivang Parikh from Tel-Aviv University for a presentation on longitudinal behavioral studies and how to optimize the use of home cage monitoring (HCM) systems for behavioral research.

Key topics include:

  • What is a home cage monitoring (HCM) system
  • Two main categories of HCM systems
  • Benefits of using HCM for behavioral research
  • Examples of data that can be acquired using HCM

Zebrafish research in the spotlight


Recent discoveries, methodologies, challenges in zebrafish research, and how to tackle them. We invited renowned behavioral researchers Dr. Christian Tudorache and Dr. Ruud van den Bos to tell us all about these topics in this webinar:

  • Coping with the clock - a link between biological clock function and personality types - By Dr. Christian Tudorache
  • Biomedical research in zebrafish (Danio rerio): sources of variation and how to deal with them - By Dr. Ruud van de Bos

How to use the Track Editor in EthoVision XT

Technical briefing

In an ideal EthoVision world, there would be no need for the Track Editor. All samples would stay perfectly on the correct body points, there would be no nose-tail swaps and multiple animals in the same arena would never swap identities.

However, if tracking issues still occur, the Track Editor is a useful tool to correct errors. In this webinar you learn:

  • The main causes of tracking issues.
  • What you can use the Track Editor for.
  • How to use the Track Editor.

Boost analysis capability in EthoVision XT with JavaScript variables

Technical briefing

EthoVision XT has a wealth of built-in analysis variables that help you interpret your data. Variables like Speed, Heading, and Movement are used by almost all EthoVision XT users. However, sometimes you wish the software could do more, especially in complex applications.

In this technical briefing, we take a look at how you can expand the analysis capability in EthoVision XT by creating custom variables with the JavaScript programming language.


Detection Settings in EthoVision XT: Insights Into Doing it Right

Technical briefing

In this webinar, we go over all the things that you need to consider before starting your experiment.

For more information on the detection settings in EthoVision XT, please visit https://www.noldus.com/ethovision-xt/detection.


Long term rodent studies in neuroscience

30-minute talk

In this talk, we investigate how animal research can be extended in to long-term observations, following the path human research has entered for some time already which resulted in great new insights.

For more information on the PhenoTyper, please visit https://www.noldus.com/phenotyper.


Tools for preclinical COVID-19 research

Technical briefing

In this technical briefing, Dr. Lucas Noldus reviews relevant animal models, behavioral and physiological biomarkers related to COVID-19, and how these can be measured automatically using appropriate sensors and software.


Automated Rodent Behavior Recognition with EthoVision XT

Technical briefing

In this technical briefing, you will learn more about EthoVision XT’s module Automatic Behavior Recognition: how it works and what you can use it for. 

For more information about Automatic Behavior Recognition, please visit https://www.noldus.com/ethovision-xt/behavior-recognition.


Zebrafish Research


Zebrafish, a small vertebrate that is increasingly important in neuroscience research, has much more in common with humans than you would expect. 

In this webinar, you will get an overview of new techniques and current developments in zebrafish research tools, from video tracking to complete systems, and how scientists worldwide use such tools. 

For more information on zebrafish research tools, please visit https://www.noldus.com/applications/zebrafish-video-tracking.


How emotions are made in Baby FaceReader


Baby FaceReader™ can automatically measure facial expressions in infants ranging in age from 6 to 24 months old. Because infants are unable to provide verbal feedback, their facial expressions are particularly insightful.

In this webinar, we show you how to set up an experiment using Baby FaceReader (FaceReader version 9) and what the results look like.

For more information on Baby FaceReader, please visit: https://www.noldus.com/facereader/baby-facereader.


Beyond basic emotions - Best practices when creating custom expressions


For the analysis of, for example, workload, attention, or embarrassment, measuring a basic emotion is often not enough. Therefore, designing your own algorithms will help you out. But what does all this involve?

Tess den Uyl provides some best practices and advice on how to use custom expressions for your benefit.

For more information about FaceReader, please visit: https://www.noldus.com/facereader.


More Than Meets the Eye: Flavor Perception, Facial Expression Analysis, and Predicting Food Choice Behavior


Join Jason Rogers, PhD and Geertje van Bergen, PhD as they take us on a sensory deep dive into flavor perception, facial expression analysis, and food choice and consumption behavior.

For more information on consumption research, please visit https://www.noldus.com/applications/consumption-research


How to measure engagement from facial expressions


In this webinar, Dayenne Sarkol-Teulings tells us more about what engagement is and how she performed an experiment to find out what an engaged face looks like. The results of her validation study will be highlighted as well.

For more information about FaceReader, please visit: https://www.noldus.com/facereader.


The psychophysiology of emotion


In this webinar, we look at the relationship between emotions and psychophysiological measures such as heart rate and skin conductance. As we’ve already seen with facial expressions, people show a lot of variation in their facial expressions when expressing certain emotions, and the same holds true for physiological measures.

Are we able to discern patterns in physiological responses to certain emotions?


What's In A Face: Project Analysis Module and Custom Expressions in FaceReader 9


In this webinar, Dr Jason Rogers demonstrates the updated features of FaceReader 9, including the new Project Analysis Module and Custom Expressions.

We learn about how to measure individual facial muscles, called Action Units. In addition, we learn how to analyze data and create custom expressions that allow researchers to go beyond the ‘basic’ emotions.

For more information about FaceReader, please visit: https://www.noldus.com/facereader.


Behind the scenes of the Behavioural Lab at London School of Economics


In this webinar, the London School of Economics (LSE) invite you to view their Behavioural Lab for Teaching and Research and let's you discover all the possibilities for researchers and how they apply Noldus tools.

Lucas Noldus is the founder and CEO of Noldus Information Technology and will start this webinar with an introductory talk.

For more customer stories, please visit: https://www.noldus.com/customer-stories.


Research in Developmental psychology


In this webinar, we explain how our research tools can be used to study the behavior of children. How do children acquire language, how do learning behaviors develop, and how do they interact socially with other people, for example in parent-child interaction?

For more information on developmental research, please visit: https://www.noldus.com/applications/developmental-psychology.


Inside a Behavioral Lab: Automatic synchronization and dynamic analysis of physiology, emotions and eye-tracking


In this webinar we take you inside the Behavioral Lab and and show you all about automatic synchronization and dynamic analysis of physiology, emotions and eye-tracking.

For more information on labs, please visit: https://www.noldus.com/labs.


How to measure emotions

30-minute talk

In this 30-minute talk, you will learn more about the theory of constructed emotions and how it differs from Ekman’s classical view on emotional expressions.

For more information, please visit the blog post 'how to measure emotions': https://www.noldus.com/blog/how-to-measure-emotions.


Simulation-based training: Why and how


Why is simulation-based training important and what does a (medical) simulation-based training look like? In this webinar, professionals from the field answer these questions for you.

For more information, please visit https://www.noldus.com/applications/simulation-healthcare.


Innovative Methodologies for Consumer Behavior Research


In this webinar we highlight the recent innovations in consumer behavior research, with special attention to the methodologies employed for the study of sensory perception. It combines theoretical approaches with practical applications to the study of consumer behavior and is intended for researchers from academia and industry alike.

For more information, please visit https://www.noldus.com/applications/consumer-behavior-research.


How to integrate psychophysiological & behavioral data using both Noldus and BIOPAC tools


In this joint webinar, we dive deeper into the benefits of integrating data seamlessly. How to study behavior and physiology using Noldus and BIOPAC tools is at the core or this webinar.

For more information, please visit https://www.noldus.com/applications/data-integration-visualization.


Behavioral Coding - Designing optimal coding schemes in The Observer XT

Technical briefing

In this Noldus Technical Briefing, we will show you how to create coding schemes that allow you to reach your behavioral endpoints but, at the same time, are clear enough for efficient and reliable coding.

For more information, please visit https://www.noldus.com/applications/behavioral-coding-analysis.


Tools and methods for Facial Action Coding

Technical briefing

In this technical briefing, you will learn more about different tools that can be used to objectively measure AUs. We will also discuss how you can look at the AUs not only from an emotional, but also a functional point of view.

For more information, please visit: https://www.noldus.com/applications/facial-action-coding-system.