Magnetic compass cues and visual pattern learning in honeybees

  title={Magnetic compass cues and visual pattern learning in honeybees},
  author={Frier and Sean Elbert Edwards and J B A Smith and Neale and Collett},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={199 Pt 6},
We show that honeybees can learn to distinguish between two 360 ° panoramic patterns that are identical except for their compass orientation; in this case, the difference was a 90 ° rotation about the vertical axis. To solve this task, bees must learn the patterns with respect to a directional framework. The most powerful cue to direction comes from the sky, but discrimination between patterns is possible in the absence of celestial information. Under some conditions, when other potential… CONTINUE READING
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