Desert ant navigation: how miniature brains solve complex tasks

@article{Wehner2003DesertAN,
  title={Desert ant navigation: how miniature brains solve complex tasks},
  author={R{\"u}diger Wehner},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2003},
  volume={189},
  pages={579-588}
}
  • R. Wehner
  • Published 23 July 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
AbstractThis essay presents and discusses the state of the art in studies of desert ant (Cataglyphis) navigation. In dealing with behavioural performances, neural mechanisms, and ecological functions these studies ultimately aim at an evolutionary understanding of the insect's navigational toolkit: its skylight (polarization) compass, its path integrator, its view-dependent ways of recognizing places and following landmark routes, and its strategies of flexibly interlinking these modes of… 
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