Concluding Comments on Other Sensory Abilities

  • Herbert L. Roitblat
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Although the most striking of cetacean sensory abilities is their acoustic echolocation skill (Nachtigall and Moore, 1989), they are also endowed with sensitivities for a number of other modalities. Among the senses considered at the conference are included magnetic, tactile, electroreceptive, pressure, and gravitational senses. Further, in addition to the animals’ sensitivity to these various modalities marine mammals are also endowed with the cognitive capacities to make use of this sensory information to represent their environment and the events within it.


Magnetic Field Magnetic Anomaly Marine Mammal Cognitive Capacity Bottlenose Dolphin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert L. Roitblat
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA

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