Still no convincing evidence for cognitive map use by honeybees

Cheung, Allen and Collett, Matthew and Collett, Thomas S. and Dewar, Alex and Dyer, Fred and Graham, Paul and Mangan, Michael and Narendra, Ajay and Philippides, Andrew and Stürzl, Wolfgang and Webb, Barbara and Wystrach, Antoine and Zeil, Jochen (2014) Still no convincing evidence for cognitive map use by honeybees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111 (42). E4396-E4397. ISSN 1091-6490

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Cheeseman et al. (1) claim that an ability of honey bees to travel home through a landscape with conflicting information from a celestial compass proves the bees' use of a cognitive map. Their claim involves a curious assumption about the visual information that can be extracted from the terrain: that there is sufficient information for a bee to identify where it is, but insufficient to guide its path without resorting to a cognitive map. We contend that the authors’ claims are unfounded.

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Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D300 Animal Science
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G730 Neural Computing
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:23584
Deposited On:09 Aug 2016 11:26

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