Conditioning domestic chickens to a magnetic anomaly

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dc.contributor.author Denzau, S en_US
dc.contributor.author Kuriakose, D en_US
dc.contributor.author Freire, Rafael en_US
dc.contributor.author Munro, Ursula en_US
dc.contributor.author Wiltschko, Wolfgang en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:35:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:35:20Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011000535 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Denzau S et al. 2011, 'Conditioning domestic chickens to a magnetic anomaly', Springer, vol. 197, no. 12, pp. 1137-1141. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0340-7594 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18983
dc.description.abstract Young domestic chicks of two strains, ISA brown layers and White Leghorn X Australorps, were trained to associate a magnetic anomaly with food. This was done by feeding them in their housing boxes from a dish placed above a small coil that produced a magnetic anomaly roughly six times as strong as the local geomagnetic field. Unrewarded tests began on day 9 after hatching. In a square arena, two corresponding coils were placed underneath two opposite corners. One coil, the control coil, was double-wrapped producing no net magnetic field, while the other in the opposite corner produced a local magnetic anomaly similar to that experienced during feeding. The chicks favoured the corner with the anomaly from day 10 after hatching onward. Both strains of chickens showed this preference, indicating that they could sense the local changes in the magnetic field. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00359-011-0675-0 en_US
dc.title Conditioning domestic chickens to a magnetic anomaly en_US
dc.parent Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology en_US
dc.journal.volume 197 en_US
dc.journal.number 12 en_US
dc.publocation Berlin, Heidelberg en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1137 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1141 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 170101 en_US
dc.personcode 0000072749 en_US
dc.personcode 0000072750 en_US
dc.personcode 0000025879 en_US
dc.personcode 960091 en_US
dc.personcode 0000017852 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Trigeminal Mediation; Compass Orientation; Migratory Birds; Homing Pigeons; Zebra Finches; Gallus-Gallus; Field; Magnetoreception; Information; Responses en_US


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