Study identifies how pigeons navigate using magnetic fields

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出版年:2012

出版社:Next Animation Studio

出版地:Taipei

集叢名:All about animals Natural and Social Science Animation.4,動物大觀園

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Scientists have moved one step further to decoding the secret behind the superior navigation skills of pigeons. A new study by scientists at Baylor College of Medicine published in Nature found neurons in the pigeon’s brains react to changes in the intensity and direction of magnetic fields. They believe the neurons interpret signals sent from receptors located in the eyes, nose and ear, helping the pigeon to navigate. Sources: Discovery, Popular Science