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Active


Overview and Meaning

Active behaviors involve the presence of movement. More broadly speaking, mouse behavior typically occurs in general cycles where one top-level classification of behavior predominates, as follows:

Behaviors

Active behaviors are a top-level classification of goal-directed behaviors, where the animal is moving, and includes as a first subdivision:

  1. General activity
  2. Maintenance behaviors

Contexts

Active behaviors are widely subdivided by contexts - initially into  maintenance behaviors and general activity; and then general activity is further subdivided into multiple contexts (see these pages for details).

Variants

None

 

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