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  • n. movement towards a stimulus

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klino- +‎ taxis

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  • I had just about heard of toroidal group motion – the ring formed by some fish or the aforementioned slime moulds – but klinotaxis and hysteresis are new ones on me. The former describes what happens when a flock of birds "decides" to travel in one particular direction rather than in another- Nicholas Lezard, reviewing Flow by Philip Ball, Guardian.co.uk, 8-6-11.

    June 8, 2011