About The Author

Michael is a Ph.D. researcher at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Observing Magnetically-Mediated Behavior In Lab Mice

The ability of animals to sense the Earth’s magnetic field for spatial behaviors such as navigation and orientation is well-established. For example, the use of a magnetic compass has been demonstrated in many animal groups across different laboratories. Surprisingly, however, the sensory receptors and biophysical mechanisms mediating these responses are not fully understood. In addition,