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Quantitative characterization of animal behavior following blast exposure.
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PMID:  19003499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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The simplest approach to quantifying animal behavior begins by identifying a list of discrete behaviors and observing the animal's behavior at regular intervals for a specified period of time. The behavioral distribution (the fraction of observations corresponding to each behavior) is then determined. This is an incomplete characterization of behavior, and in some instances, mild injury is not reflected by statistically significant changes in the distribution even though a human observer can confidently and correctly assert that the animal is not behaving normally. In these circumstances, an examination of the sequential structure of the animal's behavior may, however, show significant alteration. This contribution describes procedures derived from symbolic dynamics for quantifying the sequential structure of animal behavior. Normalization procedures for complexity estimates are presented, and the limitations of complexity measures are discussed.
Authors:
Paul Ernest Rapp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cognitive neurodynamics     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1871-4080     ISO Abbreviation:  Cogn Neurodyn     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101306907     Medline TA:  Cogn Neurodyn     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-93     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, USA, prapp@usuhs.mil.
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