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J Theor Biol. 2001 May 7;210(1):33-45.

Do insects use templates or parameters for landmark navigation?

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Artificial Intelligence Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, Zurich, CH-8057, Switzerland. moeller@mpipf-muenchen.mpg.de

Abstract

As an explanation for the landmark navigation abilities of insects, the template hypothesis is currently clearly dominating the parameter hypothesis. In a series of computer simulations, this paper investigates the conspicuous behavior of desert ants in experimental setups with expanded landmark arrays. It is shown that a parameter-based model accounts much better for the data than different template models.

PMID:
11343429
DOI:
10.1006/jtbi.2001.2295
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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