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  1. 1. American Racing Pigeon Union This presentation would be ideal for any technology.American Racing Pigeon Union., (2112). http://pigeon.org/beginnerscorner.htm
  2. 2. FreeDigitalPhotos.net FreeDigitalPhotos.net Photo by Jerrie Smith AU 08 8378 Kay Owned & Flown by Jerrie Smith. 3rd Place Long Distance Challenge Release Point- Knoxville, TN Destination- Ponca City, OK Never Flown an East Course Flew 772 Miles in 30 hours. Weather Conditions During Flight- 2 Large Thunderstorms, Hail, High winds. Heat indices of 105-109 Tests have been conducted scientifically to discover what cues Homing Pigeons use to navigate and how and in what areas of the brain they use that information to navigate.Compass /Sun Photo by: digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Pigeon Photos by: Jerrie Smith
  3. 3. (Schmidt-Koenig (1970) Permission granted to use material with citations and reference Dashed black line- Loft in Frankfurt, Germany Solid black - homeward component calculated from the pooled vanishing bearings of birds Effects of distance on accuracy of pigeon homing (Schmidt-Koenig, 1970).
  4. 4. Biological magnetite in the beak. Allows sense of direction Affects the light sensitivity of the bird’s retinal neurons The bird can see magnetic fields. Earth’s magnetic field effects how long a certain molecule, cryptochrome, in their photoreceptor cells stays in the active state. (Daven. 16 July 2010. bullet, 24).Compass /Sun Photo by: digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  5. 5. The Hippocampus and Sun Placement As stated The full wiki., (n.d.)by, Dornfeldt, K.K., (1991), “We soughtto determine whetherthe initial flighttrajectories of pigeonsreleased at sites around Hippocampusthe anomaly wereassociated with thelocal orientation of theintensity field” (p, 107).
  6. 6. • Effects of exposure to bottled air and nonsense odors during displacement to unfamiliar release sites on the homeward orientation of pigeons. Vanishing bearings from four release sites plotted as deviations from the mean vector bearing of controls at(J.B. Phillips, J. Ganzhorn & K Schmidt-Koenig, unpublished data) each site. bearing (J.B. Phillips, J. Ganzhorn & K Schmidt- Koenig, unpublished data)
  7. 7. (Rose, J., & Colombo, M. 2005. 3(6), 1139-1146)a. Implanted a miniaturemicrodrive next to theprefrontal cortex.b. Neurons showedsustained activationthroughout the memoryperiodc. Delayed activity invisual areas may reflectmore of a code andrepresents the locationthat the subject wasattending to.
  8. 8. As noted by Jacobs & Schenk, (2003) “A pigeons navigational system is one ofvarious senses and is dependent on local environment, range of movementand age or experience” (p, 285-315). Map-Based Information Sight Olfactory Magnetic cues Memory Cognitive behavior The full wiki., (n.d.) The emerging picture from studies of the pigeon navigation systems is dependent on local environment, range of movement, and individual age or experience.
  9. 9. American Racing Pigeon Union., (2112). http://pigeon.org/beginnerscorner.htmDigitalart, (2012). Compass /Sun Photo. http://wwwFreeDigitalPhotos.netDaven., (16 July 2010). Humans Have a Lot More Than Five Senses. Today I found Out, Article. http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/07/humans-have-a-lot-more-than-five-senses/Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, Rose, J., & Colombo, M. (2005). Neural Correlates of Executive Control in the Avian Brain. Plos Biology, 3(6), 1139-1146. doi:10.1371/journal.pbi o.0030190. http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.0030190Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, Rose, J., & Colombo, M. (2005). Neural Correlates of Executive Control in the Avian Brain. Plos Biology, 3(6), 1139-1146. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030190 http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.0030190Dornfeldt, K. K. (1991). Pigeon homing in relation to geomagnetic, gravitational, topographical, and meteorological conditions. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 28(2), 107-123. http://search.ebscohost.com.proxy.cecybrary.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=i3h&AN=8392526&site=eds- live&scope=site
  10. 10. Jacobs, L.F., & Schenk, F. (2003). Unpacking the cognitive map: The parallel map theory of hippocampal function. Psychological Review. (p, 110, 285-315).Phillips, J.B., Ganzhorn, J., & K Schmidt-Koenig. (2006). True Navigation: Sensory Bases of Gradient MapsPhillips, J.B., Adler, K., & Borland, S.C. (1995). True navigation by an Amphibian. Animal Behavior, 50, 855-858.Phillips, J.B., (1996). Magnetic Navigation. Journal of Theoretical Biology, (180, 309-319).The full wiki., (n.d.) Hippcampus Photo. http://a.tribalfusion.com/p.media/aFmOJZdUqQvWaQ9PqZbZaSs QLRFIxStf8UVfW4bemodiyXqqm2tbDQGMH5AMImdINTWb8Xbfc1FJk0EaMPU3CUbY0WHv3or JuPUfMYTFs3TZba4a70nEnG1rfdUtM1mmvBmcYsmtrJ3Evk2tEM4AJZcprMEXVfP1c330GjwpE7 U5bnWVUnZc1pMljic8pn/2540736/pop.htmlWiltschko, R., & Wiltschko, W. (1981). The Development of Sun Compass Orientation in Young Homing Pigeons. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology. (9(2), p, 135-141). http://search.ebscohost.com.proxy.cecybrary.com/login.aspx?direct= true&db=i3h&AN=57739820&site=eds-live&scope=site

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