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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pigeons respond to the Earth's Magnetic field.

A study reported in Science Magazine says that researchers have spotted a group of 53 cells within the brain of Pigeons that respond to the Earth's magnetic field.

Apparently the cells act like a sensor and react to the magnetic field and this will  give a "sort of 3 D compass reading". The cells also had different responses depending on the polarity of the Earth's (Magnetic North and South of a field).

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2 comments:

ShySongbird said...

I spotted that reort last night and thought it would interest you. Fascinating stuff!

You got some great photos from the hide, I especially liked the Chaffinch.

Tricia said...

Brings a whole new meaning to 'pigeon brain'.. interesting reading though..