Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Bees Can Recognize Human Faces
Research finds that bees can be trained to recognize human faces
Researchers drew simple faces and bees were trained to distinguish between narrower and wider facial features. Then bees won sugary rewards if they distinguished face-like features from non-face images. Then they were trained to select real faces from images in which those same features were scrambled - e.g. selecting between a face and something that had all the features of a face but in a disorganized fashion.