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Search - General locomotion


Overview and Meaning

General locomotion is a variant of the search phase of exploratory behavior, when the animal is moving around the environment attempting to contact relevant stimuli. General locomotion may be interrupted by brief bouts of attend or investigate behaviors when the animal encounters a stimulus. The animal will then return to general locomotion, or move to the next step in the Exploration behavior chain (i.e. attend, approach or investigate as appropriate)

Description

General locomotion involves all locomotive behavior, that is not otherwise defined (e.g. Fleeing or Approach). 

Classification

Exploration, variant of Search.

Contexts

Environmental

Variants

  1. Cage floor
  2. Cage lid and bars

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