Behavioral states

Steven W. Flavell, David M. Raizen, Young Jai You

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Caenorhabditis elegans' behavioral states, like those of other animals, are shaped by its immediate environment, its past experiences, and by internal factors. We here review the literature on C. elegans behavioral states and their regulation. We discuss dwelling and roaming, local and global search, mate finding, sleep, and the interaction between internal metabolic states and behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-332
Number of pages18
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Behavioral states
  • Foraging
  • Neuromodulation
  • Satiety
  • Sleep
  • WormBook

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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