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Opening the black box of social behavior

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Behavior is more than the motor outputs that we can directly measure. Here Calhoun and colleagues devise a novel method for inferring the internal states that affect how fruit flies process sensory information during courtship, providing a new framework for understanding the neural encoding of behavior.

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Fig. 1: Inferring the hidden states underlying fly courtship behavior.

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Jain, K., Berman, G.J. Opening the black box of social behavior. Nat Neurosci 22, 1947–1948 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41593-019-0547-4

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