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Ruedi Stoop and Benjamin I. Arthur, Jr.
Institute for Neuroinformatics ETHZ/UNIZH, Winterthurerstr.
We use symbolic dynamics to describe Drosophila courtship communication. We posit that behavior should be defined in terms of irreducible periodic orbits of fundamental acts. This leads to a first operational definition of behavior, which allows for a fine grained quantitative analysis of behavior. We obtain evidence that during Drosophila courtship, individual characteristics of the protagonists are exchanged (predominantly from the male to the female) and that males in the presence of fruitless males perform a behavioral switch from male to female behavior
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Neuroinformatics|
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology|
|Deposited On:||11 Mar 2009 08:49|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 17:35|
|Publisher:||American Institute of Physics|
|Other Identification Number:||ini:12922|
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