Big behavioral data: psychology, ethology and the foundations of neuroscience

@article{GomezMarin2014BigBD,
  title={Big behavioral data: psychology, ethology and the foundations of neuroscience},
  author={Alex Gomez-Marin and Joseph J. Paton and Adam Raymond Kampff and Rui M. Costa and Zachary F. Mainen},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={17},
  pages={1455-1462}
}
Behavior is a unifying organismal process where genes, neural function, anatomy and environment converge and interrelate. Here we review the current state and discuss the future effect of accelerating advances in technology for behavioral studies, focusing on rodents as an example. We frame our perspective in three dimensions: the degree of experimental constraint, dimensionality of data and level of description. We argue that 'big behavioral data' presents challenges proportionate to its… 

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