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The magnetic retina: light-dependent and trigeminal magnetoreception in migratory birds.

Abstract:

Recent advances have brought much new insight into the physiological mechanisms and required characteristics of the sensory molecules that enable birds to use magnetic fields for orientation. European robins almost certainly have two magnetodetection senses, one associated with the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve, and one based on light-dependent radical-pair processes in both eyes. The first brain areas processing magnetic information from each of these two senses have been identif...

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10.1016/j.conb.2012.01.005

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chem
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Author
Journal:
Current opinion in neurobiology
Volume:
22
Issue:
2
Pages:
343-352
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1873-6882
ISSN:
0959-4388
URN:
uuid:9a634029-72f7-4f27-9426-4fe8a83055b7
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332027
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pubs:332027

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