Category Archives: Sense of Direction

Avian navigation

Intro This piece has been forwarded to me by one of our editors: Simon Raggett. He gives us the quantum twist. You will also find much written here on the subject of avian navigation based around gravity from our editor … Continue reading

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Traditional Shepherding and Transumance in the Cevennes

Transumance  is the seasonal movement of animals from the lowlands to high pastures for the summer months. This article and images come from witnessing Transumance in the Cevennes each year and talking to Annie Lashermes whose flock it is. The … Continue reading

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Navigation Networks in the Brain

Professor Kate Jeffrey of University College London gave the annual address to the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) this year (2014). This article published in RIN’s Navigation News is, for me, a seminal step forward in describing the parameters of animal … Continue reading

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The amazing navigation of Shearwaters

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Monarch Butterflies

Here is a link to Monarch Butterflies http://phys.org/tags/monarch+butterflies/ Editor’s remark I have difficulty understanding these results which  suggest that Cryptrochromes are involved which I am fairly clear is impossible as there is not enough time for the quantum coherence to … Continue reading

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Summary of ideas Spring 2014

Intro I have put together this article to spell out some of the thinking that I have come across recently.  A lot is highly contentious (such as Torsion waves) but as we struggle to understand how animals (and humans) navigate … Continue reading

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Hefted Sheep

This is an English term for sheep that learn to live in a particular location who do not stray from their “land”.  For us this is another piece of the jigsaw of how animals operate in the wild and know … Continue reading

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