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Do honeybees detect colour targets using serial or parallel visual search?

By Johannes Spaethe, Jürgen Tautz and Lars Chittka


In humans, visual search tasks are commonly used to address the question of how visual attention is allocated in a specific task and how individuals search for a specific object (‘target’) among other objects (‘distractors’) that vary in number and complexity. Here, we apply the methodology of visual search experiments to honeybees, which we trained to choose a coloured disc (target) among a varying number of differently coloured discs (distractors). We measured accuracy and decision time as a function of distractor number and colour. We found that for all colour combinations, decision time increased and accuracy decreased with increasing distractor number, whereas performance increased when more targets wer

Year: 2009
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