Insect Computers Pt 2 Lecture Notes.pdf

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Honeybee Dancing Insects are tiny computers - They provide "animal models" for how neural machinery is adapted to perform computations - Bees have 1 million neurons - Discovered by Karl von Frisch - Tremble dance; - Round dance: The dance is wired into the bee that does this - Honeybee navigation: Path integration (like ant) Distance estimation Use of the sun or polarized light as a compass The honey bee has the mathematical ability that lets them know how the sun moves across the sky for that year/location Innate learning mechanism for where the sun rises/sets but they have to learn based on their location/diff locations Rapid learning mechanism because it dies in 10 days ® § Visual memories of important locations (landmarks) during flight
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