Neural image enhancement allows honeybees to see at night

@article{Warrant1996NeuralIE,
  title={Neural image enhancement allows honeybees to see at night},
  author={Eric J. Warrant and Thomas Porombka and Wolfgang H. Kirchner},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={263},
  pages={1521 - 1526}
}
  • Eric J. Warrant, Thomas Porombka, Wolfgang H. Kirchner
  • Published in
    Proceedings of the Royal…
    1996
  • Biology
  • The optical design of most insect apposition compound eyes should restrict activity to daylight because at night the tiny lenses of the isolated ommatidia cannot collect sufficient light. However, several bee species have adopted nocturnal activity, taking advantage of the benefits of night foraging. By measuring behavioural visual performance in honeybees, we show that insects can possess better spatial resolution in dim light than the optics and physiology of their apposition eyes suggest… CONTINUE READING

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