Ethology as a physical science

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The study of animal behaviour, ethology, is becoming more quantitative. New theory is emerging, driven by better imaging and novel representations of animal posture dynamics that span the vast range of relevant behavioural timescales.

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Fig. 1: A modern pipeline for the analysis of behavioural data.
Fig. 2: Principles of the organization of behaviour.

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B.d.B. was supported by a Sloan Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation grant no. IOS-1557913 and Klingenstein–Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience. A.E.X.B. was supported by a Medical Research Council grant MC-A658-5TY30.

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Brown, A.E.X., de Bivort, B. Ethology as a physical science. Nature Phys 14, 653–657 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0093-0

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