Weak and strong priming cues in bumblebee contextual learning.

  title={Weak and strong priming cues in bumblebee contextual learning.},
  author={Kyran Dale and Duane P Harland and Adam Manning-Jones and Thomas S. Collett},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={208 Pt 1},
Bees have the flexibility to modulate their response to a visual stimulus according to the context in which the visual stimulus is seen. They readily learn that in one context a yellow target, but not a blue one, should be approached to reach sucrose and that in another context blue, but not yellow, leads to sucrose. Here we contrast the bumblebee's ability to use two types of contextual or priming cue in deciding which of two coloured targets to approach. Bumblebees could perform this task… CONTINUE READING

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