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Visual figure-ground discrimination in the honeybee: the role of motion parallax at boundaries

Srinivasan, M. V.; Lehrer, M.; Horridge, George Adrian

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Free flying bees were trained to collect a reward of sugar-water from a structured figure, placed at a randomly varying location on a sheet of transparent Perspex, positioned 5 cm above a structured Background. During subsequent tests, done in the absence of a reward, the bees’ landings on the boundaries of the figure, as well as within the figure and outside it, were recorded. The same bees were also tested with the figure placed directly on the background, thus eliminating the difference in...[Show more]

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Date published: 1990-01-22
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/171681
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1990.0003

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