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Demystifying the Brain’s GPS

By | July 12, 2016

Studies in rodents are beginning to reveal how mammalian navigational sense works.

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Behavior Brief

By | January 4, 2016

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Biological Compass

By | November 16, 2015

A protein complex discovered in Drosophila may be capable of sensing magnetism and serves as a clue to how some animal species navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field.

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Sensing North

By | April 2, 2015

“Blind” rats fitted with a neuroprosthetic device that stimulates the brain when the animals turn their heads to the north or south can navigate mazes as well as sighted rats.

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Modifying Memories During Sleep

By | March 9, 2015

Researchers create a link between a location and a reward in sleeping mice.

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“Inner GPS” Support

By | February 5, 2015

Grid cells—the neurons that function as a spatial navigation system—require input from another set of neurons, a rat study shows.

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Turtle Magnetism

By | January 19, 2015

Loggerhead sea turtles use the Earth’s magnetic fields to find their way home.

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Python Auto-Pilot

By | March 20, 2014

Invasive snakes in Florida show evidence of a compass sense they use to navigate back to home territory.

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Behavior Brief

By | March 12, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Dung Beetles Navigate by Sunlight

By | January 7, 2014

Shortly after demonstrating dung beetles’ ability to navigate by the stars, researchers in Sweden provide evidence that the insects can also use the sun to find their way.

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