Still no convincing evidence for cognitive map use by honeybees

Cheung, Allen, Collett, Matthew, Collett, Thomas S. , Dewar, Alex, Dyer, Fred, Graham, Paul, Mangan, Michael, Narendra, Ajay, Philippides, Andrew, Stürzl, Wolfgang, Webb, Barbara, 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.

Keywords:Navigation, NotOAChecked
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
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