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Natural and Artificial Experimental Stimuli

I’m guessing that most of the people reading this would self declare as neuroethologists with one of the philosophies that goes with that being the aim of studying real behaviour in naturalistic environments. However, we have all to make compromises in the name of a controlled experiment. Here, Emily Baird and Marie Dacke look at flight control in bees and compare behaviour when they are presented with traditionally used artificial patterns versus more natural stimuli. Overall, these experiments show no systematic differences in behaviour, so perhaps we can keep our checkered walled tunnels for now.

Emily Baird and Marie Dacke (2012) Visual flight control in naturalistic and artificial environments. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 201210.1007/s00359-012-0757-7

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