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How bees distinguish patterns by green and blue modulation

Horridge, George Adrian


In the 1920s, Mathilde Hertz found that trained bees discriminated between shapes or patterns of similar size by something related to total length of contrasting contours. This input is now interpreted as modulation in green and blue receptor channels as flying bees scan in the horizontal plane. Modulation is defined as total contrast irrespective of sign multiplied by length of edge displaying that contrast, projected to vertical, therefore, combining structure and contrast in a single input....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-10-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Eye and brain
DOI: 10.2147/EB.S89201


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