Where paths meet and cross: navigation by path integration in the desert ant and the honeybee

Srinivasan, Mandyam V. (2015) Where paths meet and cross: navigation by path integration in the desert ant and the honeybee. Journal of Comparative Physiology, 201 6: 533-546. doi:10.1007/s00359-015-1000-0


Author Srinivasan, Mandyam V.
Title Where paths meet and cross: navigation by path integration in the desert ant and the honeybee
Journal name Journal of Comparative Physiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1432-1351
0340-7594
Publication date 2015-05-14
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/s00359-015-1000-0
Open Access Status
Volume 201
Issue 6
Start page 533
End page 546
Total pages 12
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Animals that travel large distances in search of food need to be equipped with navigation systems that are capable of keeping track of the distance and direction of travel throughout their outbound journey, so that they may return home expeditiously and without losing their way. The challenge of homing is especially acute when the environment is devoid of landmarks. Desert ants and honeybees are able to meet this challenge, despite their minuscule brains and restricted computational capacity. This article reviews some of the processes and mechanisms that underlie the homing abilities of these creatures, which are among the best-understood navigators in the animal kingdom.
Keyword Navigation
Dead reckoning
Odometry
Insect
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Queensland Brain Institute Publications
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