Dissecting Complex Movement with Local Linear Analysis

21. January 2019 - 13:31

Researchers from the Biological Physics Theory Unit and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam conducted local linear analyses to reduce the complex posture movements of the nematode worm C. elegans to simpler components -- analogous to breaking spoken language into phonemes. The top video displays a snippet of posture behavior of C. elegans which is automatically decomposed into reversal, coiling and forward movements (bottom).

Credit: 
António Carlos da Costa, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam