Color constancy in the honeybee.

  title={Color constancy in the honeybee.},
  author={Andreas Werner and Randolf Menzel and Christian Wehrhahn},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={8 1},
A multicolored display was illuminated by 3 bands of wavelengths corresponding to the maxima of the spectral sensitivities of the 3 types of photoreceptors found in the bee retina. The intensity of each band could be varied individually. The light fluxes emitted by the colored areas of the multicolored display were determined quantitatively. Free-flying honeybees were trained with sugar solution to choose one of the colored areas. The illumination was then changed in such a way that the light… CONTINUE READING


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