Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation
Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation
A new book about remarkable feats of migration by animals explores the front lines of research into how they do it.
Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation
Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation

A new book about remarkable feats of migration by animals explores the front lines of research into how they do it.

A new book about remarkable feats of migration by animals explores the front lines of research into how they do it.

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Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Memories Can Distort the Brain’s GPS
Memories Can Distort the Brain’s GPS
Emma Yasinski | Mar 28, 2019
Two independent studies in rats find grid cells, which form the brain’s map, are more plastic than thought and are subject to the influence of reward.
A Keen Sense of Smell Appears to Go Hand in Hand with Spatial Memory
A Keen Sense of Smell Appears to Go Hand in Hand with Spatial Memory
Shawna Williams | Feb 1, 2019
Authors of a small study say the two abilities likely evolved in tandem.
Mag-Neato!
Mag-Neato!
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2016
Scientists are unraveling how animals use Earth's magnetic field to navigate.
Demystifying the Brain’s GPS
Demystifying the Brain’s GPS
Tanya Lewis | Jul 12, 2016
Studies in rodents are beginning to reveal how mammalian navigational sense works.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Karen Zusi | Jan 4, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Biological Compass
Biological Compass
Bob Grant | Nov 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.
Sensing North
Sensing North
Jef Akst | Apr 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.
Modifying Memories During Sleep
Modifying Memories During Sleep
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 9, 2015
Researchers create a link between a location and a reward in sleeping mice.