General Activity

Overview and Meaning

Active behaviors involve the presence of movement. More broadly speaking, mouse behavior typically occurs in general cycles where one top-level classification of behavior predominates, as follows:
  1. inactive
  2. maintenance behaviors
  3. general activity


General activity is a top-level classification of goal-directed behaviors, where the animal is moving, and includes:


Active behaviors are widely subdivided by contexts - initially into maintenance behaviors and general activity; and then general activity is further subdivided into multiple contexts (see these pages for details).