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Numerical cognition in bees and other insects

Pahl, Mario; Si, Aung; Zhang, Shaowu


The ability to perceive the number of objects has been known to exist in vertebrates for a few decades, but recent behavioral investigations have demonstrated that several invertebrate species can also be placed on the continuum of numerical abilities shared with birds, mammals, and reptiles. In this review article, we present the main experimental studies that have examined the ability of insects to use numerical information. These studies have made use of a wide range of methodologies, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-04-18
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Psychology
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00162


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