Dissecting Complex Movement with Local Linear Analysis (video) Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Researchers from the Biological Physics Theory Unit and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam conducted local linear analysis which reduces 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 OIST, António Carlos da Costa of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Usage Restrictions CC2.0 [attribution] Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.