S2 E7: The Magnetism of Pigeons with Greg Nordmann
Turns out, pigeons are way more interesting than your average street critter. Their ability to navigate has been known and used by people for centuries, but we still don't know how they are able to sense the earth's magnetic fields.
Greg Nordmann (@GregNordmann) is a PhD student in the lab of David Keays (@keays_lab) at the IMP in Vienna (@IMPvienna), where he is trying to answer this question, by studying the pigeon brain's response to magnetic stimuli.
Check out keayslab.org for more about Greg's (and the rest of the Keays lab's) research!
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The podcast where I interview everyday scientists to find out about what they know. Made with the support of the Marie Curie Alumni Association.
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