Behavioral ecology of odometric memories in desert ants : acquisition , retention , and integration

@inproceedings{Cheng2006BehavioralEO,
  title={Behavioral ecology of odometric memories in desert ants : acquisition , retention , and integration},
  author={Ken Cheng and Ajay Narendra and R{\"u}diger Wehnerc},
  year={2006}
}
Assuming that the acquisition and retention of memories have costs, properties of memories should fit the functional requirements for the system of memory. Based on a functional analysis of what path integration is meant to do, we predicted that odometric memories in desert ants should show (1) little improvement with repeated training: performance should be as good after one training trial as after six training trials, (2) decay of memory after 24 h, and (3) performance based solely on the… CONTINUE READING