Path integration in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis.

  title={Path integration in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis.},
  author={M. Müller and R. Wehner},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={85 14},
  • M. Müller, R. Wehner
  • Published 1988
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Foraging desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis, continually keep track of their own posotions relative to home- i.e., integrate their tortuous outbound routes and return home along straight (inbound) routes. By experimentally manipulating the ants' outbound trajectories we show that the ants solve this path integration problem not by performing a true vector summation (as a human navigator does) but by employing a computationally simple approximation. This approximation is characterized by small, but… CONTINUE READING
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