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my thoughts on paper draft

Submitted by msalvucci on Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:02

Overall, I found this research project highly conclusive regarding the function of the V1 nerve in reed warblers. I admire the team’s strong efforts in keeping this experiment controlled. For example, the scientists did not know which bird population they were analyzing in order to keep the results unbiased. The team also used a sham-surgery in order to prevent the possibility of there being any skewed data due to surgical setbacks in one group of birds. I find this tactic reasonable and necessary to control the variables in this project, but also a bit unethical as the excess surgeries may have been prevented. This article creates a strong foundation for research regarding how exactly birds utilize map information transmitted through the V1 nerve.