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Same/different discrimination by bumblebee colonies.
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PMID:  22945434     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Bumblebees were exposed to a discrimination procedure in which reinforcement was contingent on choice of one of two spatial locations. The correct choice depended on whether a stimulus display contained two identical stimuli or two different stimuli. Some bees were trained with color stimuli and tested with line grating stimuli and others with the opposite arrangement. Four colonies of bumblebees produced more correct than incorrect choices to both identical and different stimuli during the transfer phase. This pattern of results is a signature of choices under control of an identity ("same/different") concept. The results therefore indicate the existence of an identity concept in bumblebees.
Authors:
Michael F Brown; Justin M Sayde
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Animal cognition     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1435-9456     ISO Abbreviation:  Anim Cogn     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9814573     Medline TA:  Anim Cogn     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 19085, USA, michael.brown@villanova.edu.
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