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MUPET: Mouse Ultrasonic Profile ExTraction

Author: Dr. Maarten Van Segbroeck
Reference: Maarten Van Segbroeck, Allison Knoll, Pat Levitt, Shrikanth Narayanan. MUPET - Mouse Ultrasonic Profile ExTraction: A signal processing tool for rapid and unsupervised analysis of ultrasonic vocalizations. Neuron. 94: 465–485, March 2017.
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627317302982
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2017.04.005

MUPET (Mice Ultrasonic Profile ExTraction) is an open access MATLAB tool for conducting automated and high-throughput analyses of mouse USVs. Using a fully automated and unsupervised signal processing approach, MUPET measures, learns, and compares syllable patterns, enabling users to assess fine details of syllable production and use across large numbers of mouse strains and experimental conditions
Its features include:

  • User-defined parameters for audio file preprocessing

  • GF-USV feature extraction, and analysis of basic spectro-temporal call parameters

  • GUI to build syllable repertoires

  • Autonmatic syllable detection

  • Acoustical dataset analysis

  • Repertoire learning and syllable categorization

  • Measuring repertoire similarity

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