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  1. Oct 2017
    1. The scanning or probing movements have also been hypothesized to help recognize object features.

      The movements that these electric fish use allows for the recongition of an object's features. Evidence from Heiligenberg's stimulation show that when electric fish bend their tails it increases the spatial contrast and makes it easier to distinguish an object's features. While Bacher's 3-D model showed that fish's tail bending help show a clear difference between the object's location and its shape . The BEM stimulation showed that electric fish control their movement in order to regulate their electrosensory system input by demonstrating a stable image of the rostral body which is thought to help the fish to distinguish features. - Michelle Gomez-Guevara

    2. electrogenesis and electroreception

      Certain marine and aquatic vertebrates have electric organs which allow the organism to produce electric fields ( electrogenesis) .The electric organs of these organisms contain electroreceptors , which provide the organism the ability to sense the electric fields in their environment. The sensory system created by the electroreceptores within these organism results in the electroreception and allows the organism to be better adapted to their underwater and salty environment . http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1113/expphysiol.1988.sp003144/epdf -Michelle Oriana Gomez-Guevara

    3. interpolating

      The act of inserting one object or substance into another. so for this study , the slices from the EOD records taken through time are put into the slices from EOD records taken through space to create a map that shows the potential and amplitude of the EOD. - Michelle Gomez-Guevara

    4. neurocomputational

      "neuro" refers to the organism's nerves and nervous system and "computional" refers to any act that the organisms does. The study , is measuring the work that the nervous system is conducting in order to use electrolocation. - Michelle Gomez-Guevara

  2. Sep 2017
    1. electromotor

      This usually term refers to a machine that is able to produce electricity in order to produce motion. For electric fish and similar organisms , it means their organs have the ability to produce electricity , that is used to produce movement.- Michelle Gomez-Guevara

    2. electrosensory

      The ability of the nervous system if certain organisms to sense electrical impulses in their environment . It's similar to when a person uses their nose to smell a certain scent or odor in the proximity ; in this case the electric fish are able to use their organs to sense electrical pulses nearby. - Michelle Gomez-Guevara