Table 1.

A suggested terminology for different sources of variation in behavioral traits, such as kinematics or motor patterns, and the quantities that can be used to measure them

FeatureSource of variationParameter
StereotypyAmong trials measured under the same set of conditionsVariance, coefficient of variation
FlexibilityAmong treatments or alternative stimuliTest of effect with ANOVA or regression
CoordinationAssociation between movements of different body partsCorrelation between variables