Animal cognition: multi-modal interactions in ant learning

Curr Biol. 2010 Aug 10;20(15):R639-40. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.06.018.


A recent study shows that desert ants use a precise behaviour, based on the internal cues of path integration, to facilitate the learning of visual landmark information. This raises fascinating questions about how insects encode familiar terrain.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Ants*
  • Behavior, Animal*
  • Cues
  • Learning*
  • Orientation*