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Updating the relationship between sun compass and panorama

The robustness of many navigational systems comes from the way that information from multiple sources is combined. One such example is the way that honeybees use the appearance of the familiar panorama as a back-up directional reference when information from the sun is not available on cloudy days. Here Kemfort and Towne show that the mapping between visual panorama and solar ephemeris function can be updated over the lifetime of foragers and isn’t fixed following learning during an early critical window.

Kemfort, J. R., & Towne, W. F. (2013). Honeybees can learn the relationship between the solar ephemeris and a newly-experienced landscape: a confirmation. The Journal of Experimental Biology.

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