Saturday, December 03, 2005

Bees recognise human faces



'Think all bees look alike? Well we don't all look alike to them, according to a new study that shows honeybees, who have 0.01% of the neurons that humans do, can recognize and remember individual human faces. For humans, identifying faces is critical to functioning in everyday life. When we look at another person's face, a special brain region, the fusiform gyrus, lights up. But can animals without such a specialized region also tell one face from another?' More

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