Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Whiskers!

"When the whiskers on one side of the rodents' face hit a surface, they slow down by around one-third, the team found. Meanwhile, those whiskers on the other side begin rapidly sweeping back and forth, even more broadly, in search of another contact point."

- From Proceedings of the Royal Society

Watch a rat's asymmetrical whisker activity...

1 comment:

the hand that feeds you... said...

Very interesting.... I wonder if it is the same with cats....