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Medical News Today: Can you detect changes in the earth’s magnetic field?

Many animals can detect changes in the earth’s magnetic field, and they use this sense to navigate. A recent study finds that humans may also have this ability. Many animals can detect magnetic fields, but can we? We have evolved to detect a range of sensory inputs, including light, sound, and odors. Other members of the animal kingdom have developed sensitivities that seem to lie beyond our capabilities. Many species, including certain bacteria, birds, molluscs, and marine mammals, demonstrate magnetoreception — meaning that they can detect fluctuations in magnetic fields.…

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