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Sleep


Overview and Meaning

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

Description

The animal is lying curled up on its side or sitting curled up, with its face tucked into its body. The animal is motionless; however brief single twitches may be present.

Classification

Inactive

Contexts

Inactive behaviors are typically an individual behavior, representing rest or vigilance. However the variant group sleeping can also be considered as an affiliative interaction in assays of social behavior.

Variants

None


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