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The anti-intuitive visual system of the honey bee

Horridge, George Adrian

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Because bees fly around, visit flowers and chase mates, we conclude intuitively that they see things as we do. But their vision is unexpectedly different, so we say it is anti-intuitive. Detailed tests have demonstrated separate detectors for modulation of blue and green receptors, edge orientation (green only), and areas of black. The edge detectors are about 3° across, independent, and not re-assembled to make lines, shapes or textures. Instead, the detectors of each type are summed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66733
Source: Acta Biologica Hungarica
DOI: 10.1556/ABiol.63.2012.Suppl.2.2

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