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Magnetoception
also called "magnetoreception" and has one more synonym

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  1. the ability to detect changes in a magnetic field to perceive direction or altitude and has even been postulated as a method for animals to develop regional maps

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 18, 2009
  2. most commonly observed in birds, though it has also been observed in many other animals including honeybees and turtles

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 18, 2009
  3. Humans have a similar magnetite deposit in the ethmoid bone of the nose, and there is some evidence this gives humans some magnetoception

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 18, 2009
  4. Researchers have identified a probable sensor in pigeons: a small (dwarf), heavily innervated region of the skull, which contains biological magnetite

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 18, 2009
  5. The eyes of the birds have been proposed to detect magnetic fields using the Zeno quantum effect

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 18, 2009
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