A Motor Component to the Memories of Habitual Foraging Routes in Wood Ants?

@article{Lent2009AMC,
  title={A Motor Component to the Memories of Habitual Foraging Routes in Wood Ants?},
  author={David D. Lent and Paul Graham and Thomas S. Collett},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={115-121}
}
Ants are so low to the ground that slight undulations in the terrain over which they navigate will cause large and unpredictable changes to their view of the scene around them. We describe here evidence of a form of motor learning that helps ants follow their usual route when guiding landmarks vanish from sight. Wood ants were trained to approach a vertical bar presented at varying positions on a LCD screen. In different experiments, the bar was either stationary, moved smoothly, or jumped… CONTINUE READING