Zhang, Shao Wu; Schwarz, Sebastian; Pahl, Mario; Zhu, Hong; Tautz, Juergen
Honeybees have the ability to flexibly change their preference for a visual pattern according to the context in which a discrimination task is carried out. This study investigated the effect of time of day, task, as well as both parameters simultaneously, as contextual cue(s) in modulating bees' preference for a visual pattern. We carried out three series of experiments to investigate these interactions. The first series of experiments indicated that trained bees can reverse their pattern...[Show more]
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