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Keywords: Aristotle’s lanternClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (1991) 155 (1): 585–603.
Published: 1 January 1991
...Olaf Ellers; Malcolm Telford ABSTRACT Aristotle’s lantern acts like a five-toothed ‘vice grip.’ Contraction of the interpyramidal muscles creates tangential stresses that are converted to radial forces along the teeth. Two mechanical models are proposed to explain this conversion. In the first...