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Learning walks in ants.

Muller and Wehner have described a fascinating behaviour in their recent Current Biology paper (“Path Integration Provides a Scaffold for Landmark Learning in Desert Ants”). Outbound foragers perform a series of pirouettes that seem structured in order to fixate their nest entrance.

Muller and Wehner (2010) Current Biology, Volume 20, Issue 15, 1368-1371,

As a follow up to the paper, Graham et al. discuss the ways that path integration and snapshots could be combined.

Paul Graham, Andrew Philippides, Bart Baddeley (2010) Animal Cognition: Multi-modal Interactions in Ant Learning. Current Biology, 20(15), R639-R640
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