Homeostatic Motor Processes in Mammalian Interactions: A Choreography of Display

  • Ilan Golani


The Eshkol-Wachmann movement notation is used to describe motor sequences in the interactions of both golden jackals (Canis aureus) and Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii). Motor behavior is rigorously described in terms of the elementary movements of limb segments. The same movements are described in four coordinate systems: in relation to the animal’s own body, in relation to the environment, in relation to a partner, and in relation to the topography of the contact point with the partner on the animal’s own body.


Contact Point Actual Movement Motor Behavior Neck Movement Limb Segment 
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  • Ilan Golani
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyTel-Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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