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Global perception in small brains: Topological pattern recognition in honey bees

Chen, Lin; Zhang, Shao Wu; Srinivasan, Mandyam V

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A series of experiments with honey bees demonstrate that their small brains nevertheless possess the ability for topological perception. Bees rapidly learned to discriminate patterns that are topologically different, and they generalized the learned cue to other novel patterns. By contrast, discrimination of topologically equivalent patterns was learned much more slowly and not as well. Thus, although the global nature of topological properties makes their computation difficult, topology may be...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorChen, Lin
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Shao Wu
dc.contributor.authorSrinivasan, Mandyam V
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:34:47Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T22:34:47Z
dc.identifier.issn0027-8424
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/76284
dc.description.abstractA series of experiments with honey bees demonstrate that their small brains nevertheless possess the ability for topological perception. Bees rapidly learned to discriminate patterns that are topologically different, and they generalized the learned cue to other novel patterns. By contrast, discrimination of topologically equivalent patterns was learned much more slowly and not as well. Thus, although the global nature of topological properties makes their computation difficult, topology may be a fundamental component of the vocabulary by which visual systems represent and characterize objects.
dc.publisherNational Academy of Sciences (USA)
dc.sourcePNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
dc.subjectKeywords: article; association; brain; discrimination learning; honeybee; learning; linguistics; nonhuman; pattern recognition; perception; priority journal; visual system; Animals; Bees; Behavior, Animal; Brain; Maze Learning; Apinae; Apis mellifera; Apoidea
dc.titleGlobal perception in small brains: Topological pattern recognition in honey bees
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume100
dc.date.issued2003
local.identifier.absfor080109 - Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub5126
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationChen, Lin, Chinese Academy of Sciences
local.contributor.affiliationZhang, Shao Wu, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSrinivasan, Mandyam V, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage6884
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage6889
local.identifier.doi10.1073/pnas.0732090100
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T09:24:05Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0038621765
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