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Mag-Neato!

By | September 1, 2016

Scientists are unraveling how animals use Earth's magnetic field to navigate.

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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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