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Title: A novel method for investigating magnetoreception in the homing pigeon
Author: Migalski, Szymon P.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2749 6878
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2010
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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.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: RE Ophthalmology