publication . Other literature type . Article . 2007

Lateralization of visual learning in the honeybee

Letzkus, Pinar; Boeddeker, Norbert; Wood, Jeff T; Zhang, Shao-Wu; Srinivasan, Mandyam V;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Nov 2007 Journal: issn: 1744-9561 1744-957X, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: The Royal Society
Abstract
Lateralization is a well-described phenomenon in humans and other vertebrates and there are interesting parallels across a variety of different vertebrate species. However, there are only a few studies of lateralization in invertebrates. In a recent report, we showed lateralization of olfactory learning in the honeybee (Apis mellifera). Here, we investigate lateralization of another sensory modality, vision. By training honeybees on a modified version of a visual proboscis extension reflex task, we find that bees learn a colour stimulus better with their right eye.
Subjects
mesheuropmc: genetic structures
free text keywords: Reward, Research Article, Visual Perception, Color, Functional Laterality, Learning, Animals, Behavior, ddc:570
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2007

Lateralization of visual learning in the honeybee

Letzkus, Pinar; Boeddeker, Norbert; Wood, Jeff T; Zhang, Shao-Wu; Srinivasan, Mandyam V;