Movement is necessary for landmark-based navigation

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Abstract

The experiments reported here were designed to find out whether mice are capable of homing by visual extra-arena landmarks, when deprived of visual access to such landmarks. Mice were placed in a circular arena, where they could view the experimental room only from a peripheral nest and the centre of the arena, while they could not access the visual cues when moving in-between. This resulted in poor homing in mice. The conclusion drawn is that mice need to view visual cues while moving for their landmark-based navigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-63
Number of pages3
JournalBelgian Journal of Zoology
Volume134
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004

Keywords

  • Homing
  • Navigation
  • Path integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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