The anti-intuitive visual system of the honey bee

dc.contributor.authorHorridge, George Adrian
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-17T02:57:50Z
dc.date.available2019-09-17T02:57:50Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.description.abstractBecause 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 quantitatively to form cues in each local region with an order of preference for learning the cues. Trained bees remember the positions of the total modulation (preferred), the average edge orientation, areas of black or colour, and positions of hubs of radial and circular edges in each local region, but not the original responses, so the pattern is lost. When presented with a yellow spot on a blue background with no UV reflected, the preferred cue is not the colour, but a measure of the modulation detected by the green and separately by the blue receptors.en_AU
dc.format.extent16 pagesen_AU
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.issn0236-5383en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/170487
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAkadémiai Kiadóen_AU
dc.rights© Akadémiai Kiadóen_AU
dc.sourceActa biologica Hungaricaen_AU
dc.subjecthoneybeeen_AU
dc.subjectvisionen_AU
dc.subjectdiscriminationen_AU
dc.subjectcuesen_AU
dc.subjectmemoryen_AU
dc.titleThe anti-intuitive visual system of the honey beeen_AU
dc.typeJournal articleen_AU
local.bibliographicCitation.issueSuppl 2en_AU
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage161en_AU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage146en_AU
local.contributor.affiliationHorridge, George Adrian, Division of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry, CoS Research School of Biology, The Australian National Universityen_AU
local.contributor.authoremailu690072@anu.edu.auen_AU
local.contributor.authoruidHorridge, George Adrian, u690072en_AU
local.identifier.citationvolume63en_AU
local.identifier.doi10.1556/ABiol.63.2012.Suppl.2.2.en_AU
local.identifier.essn1588-256Xen_AU
local.identifier.uidSubmittedByu4579722en_AU
local.publisher.urlhttps://akademiai.com/en_AU
local.type.statusMetadata onlyen_AU

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