Lateralized response of chicks to magnetic cues

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Show simple item record Rogers, Lesley en_US Munro, Ursula en_US Freire, Rafael en_US Wiltschko, Roswitha en_US Wiltschko, Wolfgang en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2010-05-28T09:50:05Z 2010-05-28T09:50:05Z 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2008004202 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Rogers Lesley et al. 2008, 'Lateralized response of chicks to magnetic cues', Elsevier Science Bv, vol. 186, no. 1, pp. 66-71. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0166-4328 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Previous research has shown that the ability to orient with the use of directional cues from the geomagnetic field is lateralized in three avian species: orientation is possible when the birds are restricted to use of their right eye, but not when they have to use their left eye. This has been interpreted as possible lateralization of the perception mechanisms for magnetic cues in favour of the right eye. Recent discovery of magnetic compass orientation in domestic chicks, a species in which lateralization has been well studied, has made available a model system in which to explore these lateralized processes more fully. Hence we tested chicks monocularly in the same test conditions as used previously to demonstrate the chick's use of a magnetic compass. In a magnetic field with North shifted by 90 degrees, chicks using their right eye oriented according to magnetic cues, whereas chicks using the left eye did not. but continued to prefer the original direction. Analysis of the times taken to respond indicated longer latencies in the chicks using their left eye, suggesting a possible conflict between cues. The different behaviour of the chicks using their left eye might not be a matter of a right eye-left hemisphere specialization for detecting magnetic directions, but of hemispheric specialization for attending to specific types of cues. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Science Bv en_US
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dc.title Lateralized response of chicks to magnetic cues en_US
dc.parent Behavioural Brain Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 186 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Amsterdam en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 66 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 71 en_US SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 060800 en_US
dc.personcode 0000025880 en_US
dc.personcode 960091 en_US
dc.personcode 0000025879 en_US
dc.personcode 0000020258 en_US
dc.personcode 0000017852 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Zoology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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dc.location.activity ISI:000251869400008 en_US
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