Magnetoception is not limited just to homing pigeons, but also extensively found in several vertebrates, invertebrates and microorganisms. Even though magnetoception is widely accepted in the scientific community, how an organism detects this is still widely debated as a physical sensory receptor has still not been identified.
In humans, until now there is an assumption that magnetoception is not present. Neuroscientists have studied the effect of Earth’s magnetic field on brain waves. Though this research yielded interesting results, further studies are required to establish concrete evidence. A protein in human eye (Cryptochrome) has made some scientists curious, as it might aid in magnetoception.