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Insect Cognition

Here is a paper from the Phil Trans special issue mentioned below. The review paper from Barbara Webb considers the prospects for cognition in insects. Abstract: “A traditional view of cognition is that it involves an internal process that represents, tracks or predicts an external process. This is not a general characteristic of all complex neural processing or feedback control, but rather implies specific forms of processing giving rise to specific behavioural capabilities. In this paper, I will review the evidence for such capabilities in insect navigation and learning. Do insects know where they are, or do they only know what to do? Do they learn what stimuli mean, or do they only learn how to behave?”

Barbara Webb (2012) Cognition in insects Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B (2012) 367, 2715–2722

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