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Example of How Rats Use Their Whiskers for Collision Avoidance

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Caption: This is an example of the use of the whiskers for collision avoidance. Unexpected whisker contact results in rapid deceleration of forward locomotion velocity and the animal orients to the unexpected object.

Credit: University of Sheffield

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