Three-dimensional space: locomotory style explains memory differences in rats and hummingbirds

  title={Three-dimensional space: locomotory style explains memory differences in rats and hummingbirds},
  author={I. Nuri Flores-Abreu and T. Andrew Hurly and James A. Ainge and Susan D. Healy},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
While most animals live in a three-dimensional world, they move through it to different extents depending on their mode of locomotion: terrestrial animals move vertically less than do swimming and flying animals. As nearly everything we know about how animals learn and remember locations in space comes from two-dimensional experiments in the horizontal plane, here we determined whether the use of three-dimensional space by a terrestrial and a flying animal was correlated with memory for a… 

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