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Still and Alert


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

In contrast, to sleep the animal's face is lifted while sitting curled up. The animal is motionless or appears to be responding to sounds outside of the cage.

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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