Behaviour Watch @ Home
Table of Contents
- 1 Objectives of the study
- 2 Methodology
- 3 backward locomotion
- 4 breaking symmetry in motor action
- 5 “reflexive” motor actions
- 6 serial ordering of motor actions
- 7 Observations to be supported by Pictures
- 8 How to join the project?
- 9 How to Watch Behaviour?
- 10 How to Submit Observations?
Welcome to Behaviour Watch@Home projects’ documentation page.
- to create an interest in observing animal behaviour
- to train participants of the study in recording observations in a standard format enabling qualitative and quantitative study of the observations
- to collaboratively analyse the data
- to create an ontology of motor actions among all animals
- to develop a methodology to analyse online videos depicting motor actions
- to correlate motor actions with structural complexity of nervous system across species
The following set of questions could give an indication of what kind of behaviour watch of animals we plan to record, code, analyze as a part of this project.
- an animal that can walk/swim/run/crawl backwards?
- a wall lizard walking backwards?
- a sparrow walking?
- birds walk/hop or does both?
- a dog walk sideways? (say like a crab)
- an animal that does tapping?
- breaking symmetry
- an animal that can move one finger independent of the other?
- Which bird does not move its tail while calling?
- Which animals can touch one organ with another of their own? And which organs
- “reflexive” e.g. cleaning
- Which animal can touch their body with their limbs?
- Which animals are known to have serial ordering of motor actions?
- Which animals have broken serial ordering of motor action? (speech, language and dance)
- Links to Online sources
- References to Published Papers/Books
- Blog Reports
Please see sample observation.
By posting as a discussion item titled clearly as Observation item. Please provide appropriate heads for each item in the submission.
You can upload a video at this site. We are integrating our video archiving portal with this site wetube. You may upload your video at any other online site of your choice. Make a link in your discussion by indicating the source.
You can usually write a paper as a wiki page, or upload it as a resource if you have composed it off-line.
From time to time, any member of the group can submit analysis of the observations, scientific discussions, an alternate methodology, alternate questions for observation etc.
Use the collaborative tools at this site, messages, discussions, blogs etc. to tell what you are doing with the rest of the members of the group.