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A novel method for investigating magnetoreception in the homing pigeon

Migalski, Szymon P 2010. A novel method for investigating magnetoreception in the homing pigeon. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.

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Recent studies have indicated that avian magnetoreception is based on vision, being both wavelength and luminance sensitive. Using this novel behavioural assay, the ability to respond to changes in magnetic field conditions was tested in the dark and the light. Darkness was found to have an adverse impact on birds' abilities to perceive magnetic field changes. Magnetoreception as measured by reactivity was virtually eliminated in the dark as compared with the same birds' behaviour in normal light conditions.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Optometry and Vision Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Funders: Cardiff University Richard Whipp Studentship Scheme
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 23:29

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