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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

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Peculiar features of the adaptive behavior of thick-toed geckos in the orbital spaceflight experiment 1108


Khvatov I.A.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of General Psychology and History of Psychology, Moscow University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia

Gulimova V.I.
PhD in Biology, Senior Researcher, FSBI Institute of Human Morphology, RAMS, Moscow, Russia

Barabanov V.M.
PhD in Biology, Leading Research Associate, Institute of Human Morphology, RAMS, Moscow, Russia

Sokolov A.Yu.
PhD in Biology, Chief Research Scientist, Center for Science and Educational of Biopsychological Research, Moscow Institute of psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia

Saveliev S.V.
Doctor of Biology, Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Nervous System Development, Institute of Human Morphology, RAMS, Moscow, Russia

Kharitonov A.N.
PhD in Psychology, Senior Research Associate, Institute of Psychology, Leading Researcher, MSUPE, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Peculiar features of locomotion of thick-toed geckos as model object of adaptive behavior in weightlessness were studied under the conditions of orbital space flight. A comparison of geckos’ head and feet movements in the flight group with those in the control group reveals the specific role of the paw adhesion-type contact to the surfaces (“sticking”) that characterizes the contribution of tactile sensitivity into adaptation to microgravity conditions.

Keywords: thick-toed gecko, tactile sensitivity, motor activity, adaptive behavior, microgravity, orbital experiment

Column: Cognitive Psychology

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