Neural mechanisms underlying the temporal organization of naturalistic animal behavior

  title={Neural mechanisms underlying the temporal organization of naturalistic animal behavior},
  author={Luca Mazzucato},
Naturalistic animal behavior exhibits a strikingly complex organization in the temporal domain, with variability arising from at least three sources: hierarchical, contextual, and stochastic. What neural mechanisms and computational principles underlie such intricate temporal features? In this review, we provide a critical assessment of the existing behavioral and neurophysiological evidence for these sources of temporal variability in naturalistic behavior. Recent research converges on an… 

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