Nature hates calculators; her methods are saltatory
Scientists studying feeding behaviors in fish have identified a third, intermediate type of foraging strategy called saltatory
. In this type of feeding, fish behave in a stop-and-go manner, scanning for brief periods while motionless, and if prey isn't detected, they swim a distance and stop again to scan, and repeat.
The NMDS approach has been used to study community dynamics such as trajectory (i.e., directional or nondirectional), magnitude of change (i.e., gradual or saltatory
), and stability (i.e., partial or complete return to initial or predisturbance condition, or alternative stable states; see Matthews et.
"Dancing-school near the Orange-Tree" (137.27-28): The newspapers do have "an incidental notice of the 'dancing-school near the Orange-Tree,' whence we may infer that the saltatory
art was occasionally practised" (137.27-29; notice in NEJ 11 Dec, 4/2).
Myelin allows action potentials to propagate along an axon in a saltatory
fashion with higher speed and less energy consumption.
(10, 11) Given the crucial role of myelin in saltatory
conduction of action potential, it is plausible that this mechanism is responsible for the slowing of nerve conduction velocity seen in entrapment neuropathy due to thinner myelin and decreased internodal length.
movements such as human running or jumping are characterized by alternating flight and contact phases, (Seyfarth et al., 2000).
The perfection with which he became the very incarnation of the character was all the more remarkable because the purely saltatory
work in which he usually excelled was in this case definitely dominated by dramatic action, music and gesture." Entry written by Stravinsky for the book Stravinsky in the Theatre, ed.
ontogeny and the life-history model: neglected processes and patterns of evolution.
 Myelinated axon can conduct up to 50 times faster than the fastest unmyelinated fiber owing to saltatory
Myelinated axons are organized into a series of distinct subdomains for rapid and efficient action potential propagation by saltatory
However, since Darwin did not find an intermediate fossil (in relation to the position of the moving eye), this situation led to attacks on natural selection and arguments for saltatory