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Number-based visual generalisation in the honeybee

Gross, Hans J; Pahl, Mario; Si, Aung; Zhu, Hong; Tautz, Juergen; Zhang, Shao Wu


Although the numerical abilities of many vertebrate species have been investigated in the scientific literature, there are few convincing accounts of invertebrate numerical competence. Honeybees, Apis mellifera, by virtue of their other impressive cognitive feats, are a prime candidate for investigations of this nature. We therefore used the well-established delayed match-to-sample paradigm, to test the limits of honeybees' ability to match two visual patterns solely on the basis of the shared...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004263


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