Behavioral discrimination of water motions caused by moving objects

  title={Behavioral discrimination of water motions caused by moving objects},
  author={Dagmar Vogel and Horst Bleckmann},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
We tested whether goldfish, Carassius auratus, discriminate hydrodynamic stimuli caused by moving objects. Blindfolded goldfish responded to a passing object with changes in inter-gill-movement intervals. To learn whether goldfish can discriminate water motions caused by different moving objects we habituated them to a certain object stimulus. If the stimulus was altered, e.g., by altering speed, direction of motion, or size or shape of the object, fish again showed a temporary suspension of… CONTINUE READING
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