Example of How Rats Use Their Whiskers for Collision Avoidance (video) University of Sheffield Share Print E-Mail Loading video... 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.