The Neurobehavior Ontology. An Ontology for Annotation and Integration of Behavior and Behavioral Phenotypes.

Georgios V. Gkoutos*, Paul N. Schofield, Robert Hoehndorf

*Corresponding author for this work

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In recent years, considerable advances have been made toward our understanding of the genetic architecture of behavior and the physical, mental, and environmental influences that underpin behavioral processes. The provision of a method for recording behavior-related phenomena is necessary to enable integrative and comparative analyses of data and knowledge about behavior. The neurobehavior ontology facilitates the systematic representation of behavior and behavioral phenotypes, thereby improving the unification and integration behavioral data in neuroscience research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Review of Neurobiology
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Number of pages19
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Publication series

NameInternational Review of Neurobiology
ISSN (Print)0074-7742


  • Behavior
  • Behavioral disease
  • Integration
  • Ontology
  • Phenotype
  • Process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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