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Commentary: What does an insect see?

Horridge, George Adrian


The compound eye of the bee is an array of photoreceptors, each at an angle to the next, and therefore it catches an image of the outside world just as does the human eye, except that the image is not inverted. Eye structure, however, tells us little about what the bee actually abstracts from the panorama. Moreover, it is not sufficient to observe that bees recognise patterns, because they may be responding to only small parts of them. The only way we can tell what the bee actually detects is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.030916
Access Rights: Open Access


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