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Generalization in visual recognition by the honeybee (Apis mellifera): A review and explanation

Horridge, George Adrian


During a century of studies on honeybee vision, generalization was the word for the acceptance of an unfamiliar pattern in the place of the training pattern, or the ability to learn a common factor in a group of related patterns. The ideas that bees generalize one pattern for another, detect similarity and differences, or form categories, were derived from the use of the same terms in the human cognitive sciences. Recent work now reveals a mechanistic explanation for bees. Small groups of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Insect Physiology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2009.03.006


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