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Animal Navigation: General properties of directed walks

Cheung, Allen; Zhang, Shao Wu; Stricker, Christian; Srinivasan, Mandyam V


The ability to locomote is a defining characteristic of all animals. Yet, all but the most trivial forms of navigation are poorly understood. Here we report and discuss the analytical results of an in-depth study of a simple navigation problem. In principle, there are two strategies for navigating a straight course. One is to use an external directional reference and to continually reorient with reference to it. The other is to monitor body rotations from internal sensory information only. We...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Cybernetics
DOI: 10.1007/s00422-008-0251-z


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