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The history of the bee odometer

The continuing study of how bees measure distances represents a beautiful example of how precise behavioural experiments can elucidate computational mechanisms. Observations of waggle dances and search distributions, when allied to elegant experiments, have proven to be very powerful and we now know lots about the organisation of this part of the insect navigation system. Here Srini reviews the experimental milestones in the history of this piece of insect navigation research.
Srinivasan, M. V. (2014). Going with the flow: a brief history of the study of the honeybee’s navigational ‘odometer’. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 1-11.

 

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