Approaching and departing bees learn different cues to the distance of a landmark

@article{Lehrer2004ApproachingAD,
  title={Approaching and departing bees learn different cues to the distance of a landmark},
  author={Miriam Lehrer and Thomas S. Collett},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2004},
  volume={175},
  pages={171-177}
}
Bees learn both the absolute distance and the apparent size of landmarks in the vicinity of a foraging site. They learn about landmarks both when approaching and when leaving the site. Whereas learning on arrival can take place on every visit to the food source, learning on departure is limited to the first few visits, when the bee Turns Back and Looks (TBL) at the feeder in a stereotyped manoeuvre before flying off. We investigated whether one specific function of TBLs is to acquire… CONTINUE READING
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