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Grouping of visual objects by honeybees

Zhang, Shao Wu; Srinivasan, Mandyam V; Zhu, Hong; Wong, Jason

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Recent work has revealed that monkeys as well as pigeons are able to categorise complex visual objects. We show here that the ability to group similar, natural, visual images together extends to an invertebrate - the honeybee. Bees can be trained to distinguish between different types of naturally occurring scenes in a rather general way, and to group them into four distinct categories: landscapes, plant stems and two different kinds of flowers. They exhibit the same response to novel visual...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80296
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.01155

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