Magnetic field-driven induction of ZENK in the trigeminal system of pigeons (Columba livia).

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Magnetoreception remains one of the few unsolved mysteries in sensory biology. The upper beak, which is innervated by the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve (V1), has been suggested to contain magnetic sensors based on ferromagnetic structures. Recently, its existence in pigeons has been seriously challenged by studies suggesting that the previously… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2014.0777

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@article{Lefeldt2014MagneticFI, title={Magnetic field-driven induction of ZENK in the trigeminal system of pigeons (Columba livia).}, author={Nele Lefeldt and D Heyers and N. Schneider and Svenja Engels and Dana Elbers and Henrik Mouritsen}, journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface}, year={2014}, volume={11 100}, pages={20140777} }