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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/exppsy

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Peculiar features of the adaptive behavior of thick-toed geckos in the orbital spaceflight experiment 1082

Khvatov I.A.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of General Psychology and History of Psychology, Moscow University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia
e-mail: ittkrot1@gmail.com

Gulimova V.I.
PhD in Biology, Senior Researcher, FSBI Institute of Human Morphology, RAMS, Moscow, Russia
e-mail: gulimova@yandex.ru

Barabanov V.M.
PhD in Biology, Leading Research Associate, Institute of Human Morphology, RAMS, Moscow, Russia
e-mail: barabanov6@rambler.ru

Sokolov A.Yu.
PhD in Biology, Chief Research Scientist, Center for Science and Educational of Biopsychological Research, Moscow Institute of psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia
e-mail: apophis-king@mail.ru

Saveliev S.V.
Doctor of Biology, Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Nervous System Development, Institute of Human Morphology, RAMS, Moscow, Russia
e-mail: embrains@hotmail.com

Kharitonov A.N.
PhD in Psychology, Senior Research Associate, Institute of Psychology, Leading Researcher, MSUPE, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
e-mail: ankhome47@list.ru

Abstract
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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