Paris, January 14, 2009
The team of researchers in
This particular sensibility translates to remarkable differences in terms of learning and memorization: insects which are highly sensitive to a given stimulus are better at learning and memorizing an association between a smell and that stimulus. Thus learning, memory and natural tendencies converge to create specializations within complex animal societies like those of bees.
1) Stimulus which leads to an innate response in an animal.
Reappraising social insect behavior through aversive responsiveness and learning.
Behavioral Syndromes and Insect Sociality. Edith Roussel, Julie Carcaud, Jean-Christophe Sandoz, Martin Giurfa, PLoS One, 14 January 2009.
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