The intensity of light required to just counterbalance geotropic orientation of young rats, with eyelids unopened, is so related to the angle of inclination (α) of the creeping plane that the ratio log I/log sin α is constant. This relationship, and the statistical variability of I as measured at each value of α, may be deduced from the known phototropic and the geotropic conduct as studied separately, and affords proof that in the compounding of the two kinds of excitation the rat is behaving as a machine.

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