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Author Horridge, G. Adrian.

Title What does the honeybee see? And how do we know? : a critique of scientific reason / Adrian Horridge.

Imprint Canberra, ACT, Australia : ANU E Press, 2009.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 360) : illustrations
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Contents Early work by the giants -- Theories of scientific progress: help or hindrance? -- Research techniques and ideas, 1950 on -- Perception of pattern, from 1950 on -- The retina, sensitivity and resolution -- Processing and colour vision -- Piloting: the visual control of flight -- The route to the goal, and back again -- Feature detectors and cues -- Recognition of the goal -- Do bees see shapes? -- Generalisation and cognitive abilities in bee vision -- Afterthoughts -- Summary of the model of bees' visual processing.
Summary An account of what bees actually detect with their eyes. Bees detect some visual features such as edges and colours, but there is no sign that they reconstruct patterns or put together features to form objects. Bees detect motion but have no perception of what it is that moves, and certainly they do not recognize "things" by their shapes. Yet they clearly see well enough to fly and find food with a minute brain. Bee vision is therefore relevant to the construction of simple artificial visual systems, for example for mobile robots. The surprising conclusion is that bee vision is adapted to the recognition of places, not things.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-359).
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Honeybee.
Robot vision.
Vision, Ocular
Vision artificielle (Robotique)
Apis mellifera (species)
Apoidea (superfamily)
sight (sense)
Mathematics and science.
Science: general issues.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Entomology.
Bees. (OCoLC)fst00829774
Honeybee. (OCoLC)fst00959952
Insects. (OCoLC)fst00974074
Robot vision. (OCoLC)fst01098991
Vision. (OCoLC)fst01167852
Indexed Term Bee
Robot vision
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ANU E Press.
Other Form: Print version: Horridge, G. Adrian. What does the honeybee see and how do we know? Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2009 9781921536984 (OCoLC)436487929
ISBN 9781921536991 (electronic bk.)
1921536993 (electronic bk.)
9781921536984 (print)
Standard No. AU@ 000051592107
AU@ 000058392038
AU@ 000060581328
GBVCP 865744548
AU@ 000071217108

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