Role of Otolith Signals in Exploratory Behaviors
Midwestern Psychological Association
Exploration of a novel environment involves the establishment of a "home base" which serves as a reference point for movements. Home base establishment and exploratory movements were disrupted in otoconia-deficient mice in darkness, but not in light. Otolith signals thus contribute to the organization of exploratory movements in non-visual environments.
Lucia Cherep, Philip A. Blankenship, Sarah Brockman, Alexandria D. Trainer, James D. Benson, Ryan M. Yoder, and Douglas G. Wallace (2016).
Role of Otolith Signals in Exploratory Behaviors. Presented at Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.