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Visually guided decision making in foraging honeybees

Zhang, Shaowu; Si, Aung; Pahl, Mario

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Honeybees can easily be trained to perform different types of discrimination tasks under controlled laboratory conditions. This review describes a range of experiments carried out with free-flying forager honeybees under such conditions. The research done over the past 30 or so years suggests that cognitive abilities (learning and perception) in insects are more intricate and flexible than was originally imagined. It has become apparent that honeybees are capable of a variety of visually guided...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-06
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95000
Source: Frontiers in Neuroscience
DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2012.00088

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