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What does the honeybee see? and how do we know?: a critique of scientific reason

Horridge, George Adrian

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This book is the only account of what the bee, as an example of an insect, actually detects with its eyes. Bees detect some visual features such as edges and colours, but there is no sign that they reconstruct patterns or put together features to form objects. Bees detect motion but have no perception of what it is that moves, and certainly they do not recognize “things” by their shapes. Yet they clearly see well enough to fly and find food with a minute brain. Bee vision is therefore relevant...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-)
Date published: 2009
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/58527
DOI: 10.22459/WHS.10.2009

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