The mole's sensory apparatus

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Abstract

Attention is drawn to a number of unusual ecological problems posed by the special character of the mole's natural habitat. An account is given of what has been learnt about the mode of function of the animal's sense organs from behavioural observations carried out in the field and in captivity. An attempt is made to show how the neurohistological design of the various receptors is adapted to enable the mole, in the most efficient manner, to perform those special tasks that are appropriate to its subterranean environment.

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