Goal orientation by blindfolded humans after long-distance displacement: possible involvement of a magnetic sense

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Science  31 Oct 1980:
Vol. 210, Issue 4469, pp. 555-557
DOI: 10.1126/science.7423208


A wide range of animals are able to orient toward home when subjected to displacement-release experiments. When comparable experiments are performed on blindfolded humans, a similar ability emerges. Such goal-orientation does not result from following the complete journey on a mental map, nor is it influenced by cloud cover. Bar magnets worn on the head do seem to exert an influence.

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