Dynamic Agent-Based Model of Hand-Preference Behavior Patterns in the Mouse

@article{Ribeiro2010DynamicAM,
  title={Dynamic Agent-Based Model of Hand-Preference Behavior Patterns in the Mouse},
  author={A. Ribeiro and J. Lloyd-Price and B. Eales and F. Biddle},
  journal={Adaptive Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={18},
  pages={116 - 131}
}
Using a new agent-based model that mimics the learning process in hand-reaching behavior of individual mice, we show that mouse hand preference is probabilistic, dependent on the environment and prior learning. We quantify the learning capabilities of three inbred strains and show that population distributions of hand preference emerge from the properties of individual mice. The model informs our understanding of gene—environment interactions because it accommodates genotypic differences in… Expand
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