Baker's highly influential and widely cited studies suggest that people are capable of non-visual navigational performance comparable to that of homing pigeons. Past failures to replicate this work have been attributed by Baker to geomagnetic influences. We report a series of experiments in which both temporal and spatial geomagnetic controls were introduced. We could still find no evidence for blindfold homeward orientation in humans.
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JOURNAL ARTICLE| 01 January 1986
Human homing: still no evidence despite geomagnetic controls
G. W. Westby
K. J. Partridge
Online Issn: 1477-9145
Print Issn: 0022-0949
© 1986 by Company of Biologists
J Exp Biol (1986) 120 (1): 325–331.
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G. W. Westby, K. J. Partridge; Human homing: still no evidence despite geomagnetic controls. J Exp Biol 1 January 1986; 120 (1): 325–331. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.120.1.325
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