A core set of five mouse trajectory prototypes including the 'straight' trajectory, the mildly curved trajectory, the continuous change-of-mind trajectory, the discrete change-of-mind trajectory, and the double discrete change-of-mind trajectory.



An object of class array of dimension 5 x 100 x 2.


Mouse- and hand-trajectories often occur in types. In such cases, movement trajectory data should be analyzed in terms of discrete type assignments (Wulff et al., 2023). To this end mt_map can be used to map mouse- or hand-trajectory to the closest of several predefined prototypes. mt_prototypes provides a core set of prototypes that has been shown to represent well a large fraction of empirical movement trajectories (Wulff et al., 2022).

To tailor the set of prototypes to a given study, mt_prototypes can be extended using mt_add_trajectory.


Wulff, D. U., Kieslich, P. J., Henninger, F., Haslbeck, J. M. B., & Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M. (2023). Movement tracking of psychological processes: A tutorial using mousetrap. PsyArXiv. doi:10.31234/osf.io/v685r

Wulff, D. U., Haslbeck, J. M. B., Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M. (2022). Measuring the (dis-)continuous mind: What movement trajectories reveal about cognition. Manuscript in preparation.