On the dimensionality of behavior

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There is a growing effort in the "physics of behavior" that aims at complete quantitative characterization of animal movements under more complex, naturalistic conditions. One reaction to the resulting explosion of high-dimensional data is the search for low-dimensional structure. Here I try to define more clearly what we mean by the dimensionality of behavior, where observable behavior may consist of either continuous trajectories or sequences of discrete states.This discussion also serves to isolate situations in which the dimensionality of behavior is effectively infinite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere2021860119
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Issue number18
StatePublished - May 3 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General


  • complexity
  • information
  • prediction


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