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Overcoming innate responses

Just a short note on a recent Animal Cognition paper which relates to navigation. Roussel et al show that in honeybees learnt aversive associations can override strong innate responses to certain odours. This perhaps isn’t surprising – but it highlights the necessary flexibility for a forager trying to learn about her world.

Edith Roussel, Sophie Padie and Martin Giurfa (2012) “Aversive learning overcomes appetitive innate responding in honeybees” ANIMAL COGNITION Volume 15, Number 1, 135-141

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