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Mean percentage of time the mover occupied the active space of the stimulus source with the standard errors after 5 replicates. 5 10 15 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Average - Test Average - Control Maximum Displacement (units) source contacts (number of times) Figure 2 Mean number of times the mover contacted the stimulus source with the standard errors after 5 replicates. Discussion
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5 Christen, Anna 11575342 This study was undertaken to observe the outcomes of the mover, or “insect,” while increasing the maximum displacement by increments of five units in each of the three sets of trials. The expected outcome was that the mover would spend more time in the active space of the stimulus source and reach the stimulus source a greater number of times during each run of a trial. The results demonstrate that an increase in maximum displacement caused an increase in the percentage of time the mover spent in the active space, an increase in the number of times the mover made contact with the target and an increase in the speed of the mover. Since the favoured method of small-scale studying of the movement of animals tends largely to be some form of correlated random walk, these results may be comparable to an authentic movement behaviour of an insect and may lead to further and more in-depth studies in this vast and under-published area of research. References Codling, E. A., Plank, M. J., & Benhamou, S. (2008, August 6). Random Walk Models in Biology. Interface, 5 (25), n.p. doi:10.1098/rsif.2008.0014 Weston, P. A. (2011, June 21). Homepage for Mover 3i. Retrieved from Charles Sturt University: Weston, P. A. (2015, March 17). Lecture Slides. Retrieved from Charles Sturt University Web site: - 748577_1/courses/S-SCI101_201530_W_D/SCI101%202015%20Week%203%20- %20Mover%20-%20Weston.pdf
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