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Submitted by jnduggan on Mon, 12/03/2018 - 01:34

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology in Germany captured 15 frigatebirds in order to prove that this was actually happening. They monitored their brains to visualize what their brain activity was like during the long flights.  An electroencephalogram (EEG), was implanted to record brain wave activity on the two hemispheres of the brain. A 3-D accelerometer was used as well to monitor brain activity and the movement of the birds’ heads. The birds also had a GPS tracking device implanted in order to determine whether or not the bird was flying above water, or located on land.