A simple primer for those new to behavioral science assays

1) Behavior is plural

2) No behavioral assay is a simple readout of the function of your favorite nucleus, neuronal subpopulation, receptor subtype, intracellular protein or gene. 

9 responses so far

  • Geo says:

    "He interrupts others when they're speaking. He dismisses the arguments of others as incorrect, when in fact he merely disagrees with them. He judges arguments subjectively rather than objectively. Those are behaviors that are inappropriate."

  • jmz4 says:

    In mice.

  • Draino says:

    "Those are behaviors that are inappropriate."

    So drop the "s" from behaviors because it's already plural as behavior.

    Thanks for the tip. Especially helpful for paper and grant titles where every character counts.

  • SidVic says:

    What is the singular?

  • Curiosity says:

    1) Behavior are plural?

  • drugmonkey says:

    lets not get stuck on semantics and grammar people. there is a point here.

  • EPJ says:

    It is a complex trait (plural), so the most you could say is how your favorite individual component (singular) influences the whole?

  • Bill Nihilist says:

    Singular is 'behavio' duh

  • Grumble says:

    "No behavioral assay is a simple readout of the function of your favorite nucleus"

    Please keep this a secret. The more people know about this, the harder it's going to be for me to reject grants and papers.

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