Hierarchical compression of Caenorhabditis elegans locomotion reveals phenotypic differences in the organization of behaviour

@article{GomezMarin2016HierarchicalCO,
  title={Hierarchical compression of Caenorhabditis elegans locomotion reveals phenotypic differences in the organization of behaviour},
  author={Alex Gomez-Marin and Greg J. Stephens and Andr{\'e} E. X. Brown},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society Interface},
  year={2016},
  volume={13}
}
Regularities in animal behaviour offer insights into the underlying organizational and functional principles of nervous systems and automated tracking provides the opportunity to extract features of behaviour directly from large-scale video data. Yet how to effectively analyse such behavioural data remains an open question. Here, we explore whether a minimum description length principle can be exploited to identify meaningful behaviours and phenotypes. We apply a dictionary compression… 

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