UNIGE document Scientific Article
previous document  unige:5334  next document
add to browser collection
Title

Short-distance homing in a small mammal: the role of exteroceptive cues and path integration

Authors
Teroni, Evelyne
Portenier, Véronique
Saucy, Francis
Published in Experientia. 1985, vol. 41, p. 122-125
Abstract When hoarding food under IR light, the golden hamster returns to its nest by path integration after an active outward journey, and it is capable of compensating the angular component of a passive outward journey independently of auditory, olfactory, tactile and geomagnetic eues. If, however, peripheral visual cues are available, they predominate over information which is gained during the active or passive outward journey. Further experiments show the limitations of homing by path integration, which is open to cumulative errors and therefore needs to be complemented by other categories of information.
Keywords Hamster, goldenMesocricetus auratusHoming, short distanceExteroceptive cuesPath integration
Identifiers
Full text
Article (Published version) (328 Kb) - document accessible for UNIGE members only Limited access to UNIGE
Structures
Citation
(ISO format)
ETIENNE, Ariane S. et al. Short-distance homing in a small mammal: the role of exteroceptive cues and path integration. In: Experientia, 1985, vol. 41, p. 122-125. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:5334

223 hits

4 downloads

Update

Deposited on : 2010-03-04

Export document
Format :
Citation style :