Active Sensing: The Rat's Nose Dances in Step with Whiskers, Head, and Breath

Kyle S. Severson, Daniel H. O'Connor

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Abstract

Active sampling of touch and smell involves coordinated movements first observed in the rat half a century ago. A new study has unveiled the elegant choreography of this facial and head motion during tactile and olfactory exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R183-R185
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 6 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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