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Editorial: The Mechanisms of Insect Cognition.

Chittka L, Giurfa M, Riffell JA.

Front Psychol. 2019 Dec 5;10:2751. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02751. eCollection 2019. No abstract available.


What is cognition?

Bayne T, Brainard D, Byrne RW, Chittka L, Clayton N, Heyes C, Mather J, Ölveczky B, Shadlen M, Suddendorf T, Webb B.

Curr Biol. 2019 Jul 8;29(13):R608-R615. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.05.044.


Randomly weighted receptor inputs can explain the large diversity of colour-coding neurons in the bee visual system.

Vasas V, Peng F, MaBouDi H, Chittka L.

Sci Rep. 2019 Jun 6;9(1):8330. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44375-0.


Temporal correlation of elevated PRMT1 gene expression with mushroom body neurogenesis during bumblebee brain development.

Guan C, Egertová M, Perry CJ, Chittka L, Chittka A.

J Insect Physiol. 2019 Jul;116:57-69. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2019.04.011. Epub 2019 Apr 27.


Harmonic radar tracking reveals random dispersal pattern of bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) queens after hibernation.

Makinson JC, Woodgate JL, Reynolds A, Capaldi EA, Perry CJ, Chittka L.

Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 20;9(1):4651. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-40355-6.


Caste- and pesticide-specific effects of neonicotinoid pesticide exposure on gene expression in bumblebees.

Colgan TJ, Fletcher IK, Arce AN, Gill RJ, Ramos Rodrigues A, Stolle E, Chittka L, Wurm Y.

Mol Ecol. 2019 Apr;28(8):1964-1974. doi: 10.1111/mec.15047. Epub 2019 Mar 6.


Animal Behaviour: Conformity and the Beginnings of Culture in an Insect.

Bridges AD, Chittka L.

Curr Biol. 2019 Mar 4;29(5):R167-R169. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.01.023.


A spatial network analysis of resource partitioning between bumblebees foraging on artificial flowers in a flight cage.

Pasquaretta C, Jeanson R, Pansanel J, Raine NE, Chittka L, Lihoreau M.

Mov Ecol. 2019 Feb 21;7:4. doi: 10.1186/s40462-019-0150-z. eCollection 2019.


Insect-Inspired Sequential Inspection Strategy Enables an Artificial Network of Four Neurons to Estimate Numerosity.

Vasas V, Chittka L.

iScience. 2019 Jan 25;11:85-92. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2018.12.009. Epub 2018 Dec 14.


How foresight might support the behavioral flexibility of arthropods.

Perry CJ, Chittka L.

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2019 Feb;54:171-177. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2018.10.014. Epub 2018 Nov 13. Review.


Bumblebees Express Consistent, but Flexible, Speed-Accuracy Tactics Under Different Levels of Predation Threat.

Wang MY, Chittka L, Ings TC.

Front Psychol. 2018 Sep 3;9:1601. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01601. eCollection 2018.


Adaptive learning in non-social insects: from theory to field work, and back.

Nieberding CM, Van Dyck H, Chittka L.

Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2018 Jun;27:75-81. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2018.03.008. Epub 2018 Mar 27. Review.


Cognitive Aspects of Comb-Building in the Honeybee?

Gallo V, Chittka L.

Front Psychol. 2018 Jun 5;9:900. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00900. eCollection 2018. Review.


Bumblebees distinguish floral scent patterns, and can transfer these to corresponding visual patterns.

Lawson DA, Chittka L, Whitney HM, Rands SA.

Proc Biol Sci. 2018 Jun 13;285(1880). pii: 20180661. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0661.


The Importance of Spatial Visual Scene Parameters in Predicting Optimal Cone Sensitivities in Routinely Trichromatic Frugivorous Old-World Primates.

Matthews T, Osorio D, Cavallaro A, Chittka L.

Front Comput Neurosci. 2018 Mar 27;12:15. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2018.00015. eCollection 2018.


Large-scale transcriptome changes in the process of long-term visual memory formation in the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris.

Li L, Su S, Perry CJ, Elphick MR, Chittka L, Søvik E.

Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 11;8(1):534. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-18836-3.


Counting insects.

Skorupski P, MaBouDi H, Galpayage Dona HS, Chittka L.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2017 Feb 19;373(1740). pii: 20160513. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0513. Review.


Continuous Radar Tracking Illustrates the Development of Multi-destination Routes of Bumblebees.

Woodgate JL, Makinson JC, Lim KS, Reynolds AM, Chittka L.

Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 11;7(1):17323. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-17553-1.


Associative visual learning by tethered bees in a controlled visual environment.

Buatois A, Pichot C, Schultheiss P, Sandoz JC, Lazzari CR, Chittka L, Avarguès-Weber A, Giurfa M.

Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 10;7(1):12903. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-12631-w.


Bee cognition.

Chittka L.

Curr Biol. 2017 Oct 9;27(19):R1049-R1053. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.008.


A possible structural correlate of learning performance on a colour discrimination task in the brain of the bumblebee.

Li L, MaBouDi H, Egertová M, Elphick MR, Chittka L, Perry CJ.

Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Oct 11;284(1864). pii: 20171323. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1323.


Olfactory learning without the mushroom bodies: Spiking neural network models of the honeybee lateral antennal lobe tract reveal its capacities in odour memory tasks of varied complexities.

MaBouDi H, Shimazaki H, Giurfa M, Chittka L.

PLoS Comput Biol. 2017 Jun 22;13(6):e1005551. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005551. eCollection 2017 Jun.


A Simple Computational Model of the Bee Mushroom Body Can Explain Seemingly Complex Forms of Olfactory Learning and Memory.

Peng F, Chittka L.

Curr Biol. 2017 Jun 5;27(11):1706. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.05.037. No abstract available.


Nicotine in floral nectar pharmacologically influences bumblebee learning of floral features.

Baracchi D, Marples A, Jenkins AJ, Leitch AR, Chittka L.

Sci Rep. 2017 May 16;7(1):1951. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01980-1.


Multispectral images of flowers reveal the adaptive significance of using long-wavelength-sensitive receptors for edge detection in bees.

Vasas V, Hanley D, Kevan PG, Chittka L.

J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2017 Apr;203(4):301-311. doi: 10.1007/s00359-017-1156-x. Epub 2017 Mar 17.


Bumblebees show cognitive flexibility by improving on an observed complex behavior.

Loukola OJ, Perry CJ, Coscos L, Chittka L.

Science. 2017 Feb 24;355(6327):833-836. doi: 10.1126/science.aag2360.


Correction: Associative Mechanisms Allow for Social Learning and Cultural Transmission of String Pulling in an Insect.

Alem S, Perry CJ, Zhu X, Loukola OJ, Ingraham T, Søvik E, Chittka L.

PLoS Biol. 2016 Dec 29;14(12):e1002589. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002589. eCollection 2016 Dec.


A Simple Computational Model of the Bee Mushroom Body Can Explain Seemingly Complex Forms of Olfactory Learning and Memory.

Peng F, Chittka L.

Curr Biol. 2017 Jan 23;27(2):224-230. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.054. Epub 2016 Dec 22. Erratum in: Curr Biol. 2017 Jun 5;27(11):1706.


Evolving understanding of nervous system evolution.

Niven JE, Chittka L.

Curr Biol. 2016 Oct 24;26(20):R937-R941. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.09.003.


Unexpected rewards induce dopamine-dependent positive emotion-like state changes in bumblebees.

Perry CJ, Baciadonna L, Chittka L.

Science. 2016 Sep 30;353(6307):1529-1531.


Associative Mechanisms Allow for Social Learning and Cultural Transmission of String Pulling in an Insect.

Alem S, Perry CJ, Zhu X, Loukola OJ, Ingraham T, Søvik E, Chittka L.

PLoS Biol. 2016 Oct 4;14(10):e1002564. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002564. eCollection 2016 Oct. Erratum in: PLoS Biol. 2016 Dec 29;14 (12 ):e1002589.


Facial patterns in a tropical social wasp correlate with colony membership.

Baracchi D, Turillazzi S, Chittka L.

Naturwissenschaften. 2016 Oct;103(9-10):80. doi: 10.1007/s00114-016-1406-8. Epub 2016 Sep 17.


Life-Long Radar Tracking of Bumblebees.

Woodgate JL, Makinson JC, Lim KS, Reynolds AM, Chittka L.

PLoS One. 2016 Aug 4;11(8):e0160333. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160333. eCollection 2016.


Signatures of a globally optimal searching strategy in the three-dimensional foraging flights of bumblebees.

Lihoreau M, Ings TC, Chittka L, Reynolds AM.

Sci Rep. 2016 Jul 27;6:30401. doi: 10.1038/srep30401.


Editorial overview: Behavioural ecology-molecular and neural mechanisms underpinning adaptive behaviour in insects.

Chittka L.

Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2016 Jun;15:vii-ix. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2016.05.002. Epub 2016 May 10. No abstract available.


Copy-when-uncertain: bumblebees rely on social information when rewards are highly variable.

Smolla M, Alem S, Chittka L, Shultz S.

Biol Lett. 2016 Jun;12(6). pii: 20160188. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0188.


Monitoring Flower Visitation Networks and Interactions between Pairs of Bumble Bees in a Large Outdoor Flight Cage.

Lihoreau M, Chittka L, Raine NE.

PLoS One. 2016 Mar 16;11(3):e0150844. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150844. eCollection 2016.


Flower Iridescence Increases Object Detection in the Insect Visual System without Compromising Object Identity.

Whitney HM, Reed A, Rands SA, Chittka L, Glover BJ.

Curr Biol. 2016 Mar 21;26(6):802-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.01.026. Epub 2016 Feb 25.


Modality-specific attention in foraging bumblebees.

Nityananda V, Chittka L.

R Soc Open Sci. 2015 Oct 7;2(10):150324. doi: 10.1098/rsos.150324. eCollection 2015 Oct.


The effect of polyploidy and hybridization on the evolution of floral colour in Nicotiana (Solanaceae).

McCarthy EW, Arnold SE, Chittka L, Le Comber SC, Verity R, Dodsworth S, Knapp S, Kelly LJ, Chase MW, Baldwin IT, Kovařík A, Mhiri C, Taylor L, Leitch AR.

Ann Bot. 2015 Jun;115(7):1117-31. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcv048. Epub 2015 May 15.


Behavioural evidence for self-medication in bumblebees?

Baracchi D, Brown MJ, Chittka L.

Version 3. F1000Res. 2015 Mar 19 [revised 2015 Jan 1];4:73. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.6262.2. eCollection 2015.


The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization.

Sadd BM, Barribeau SM, Bloch G, de Graaf DC, Dearden P, Elsik CG, Gadau J, Grimmelikhuijzen CJ, Hasselmann M, Lozier JD, Robertson HM, Smagghe G, Stolle E, Van Vaerenbergh M, Waterhouse RM, Bornberg-Bauer E, Klasberg S, Bennett AK, Câmara F, Guigó R, Hoff K, Mariotti M, Munoz-Torres M, Murphy T, Santesmasses D, Amdam GV, Beckers M, Beye M, Biewer M, Bitondi MM, Blaxter ML, Bourke AF, Brown MJ, Buechel SD, Cameron R, Cappelle K, Carolan JC, Christiaens O, Ciborowski KL, Clarke DF, Colgan TJ, Collins DH, Cridge AG, Dalmay T, Dreier S, du Plessis L, Duncan E, Erler S, Evans J, Falcon T, Flores K, Freitas FC, Fuchikawa T, Gempe T, Hartfelder K, Hauser F, Helbing S, Humann FC, Irvine F, Jermiin LS, Johnson CE, Johnson RM, Jones AK, Kadowaki T, Kidner JH, Koch V, Köhler A, Kraus FB, Lattorff HM, Leask M, Lockett GA, Mallon EB, Antonio DS, Marxer M, Meeus I, Moritz RF, Nair A, Näpflin K, Nissen I, Niu J, Nunes FM, Oakeshott JG, Osborne A, Otte M, Pinheiro DG, Rossié N, Rueppell O, Santos CG, Schmid-Hempel R, Schmitt BD, Schulte C, Simões ZL, Soares MP, Swevers L, Winnebeck EC, Wolschin F, Yu N, Zdobnov EM, Aqrawi PK, Blankenburg KP, Coyle M, Francisco L, Hernandez AG, Holder M, Hudson ME, Jackson L, Jayaseelan J, Joshi V, Kovar C, Lee SL, Mata R, Mathew T, Newsham IF, Ngo R, Okwuonu G, Pham C, Pu LL, Saada N, Santibanez J, Simmons D, Thornton R, Venkat A, Walden KK, Wu YQ, Debyser G, Devreese B, Asher C, Blommaert J, Chipman AD, Chittka L, Fouks B, Liu J, O'Neill MP, Sumner S, Puiu D, Qu J, Salzberg SL, Scherer SE, Muzny DM, Richards S, Robinson GE, Gibbs RA, Schmid-Hempel P, Worley KC.

Genome Biol. 2015 Apr 24;16:76. doi: 10.1186/s13059-015-0623-3.


Merging of long-term memories in an insect.

Hunt KL, Chittka L.

Curr Biol. 2015 Mar 16;25(6):741-745. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.01.023. Epub 2015 Feb 26. Erratum in: Curr Biol. 2015 Mar 30;25(7):970.


Speed and accuracy in nest-mate recognition: a hover wasp prioritizes face recognition over colony odour cues to minimize intrusion by outsiders.

Baracchi D, Petrocelli I, Chittka L, Ricciardi G, Turillazzi S.

Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Mar 7;282(1802). pii: 20142750. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2750.


Strategies of the honeybee Apis mellifera during visual search for vertical targets presented at various heights: a role for spatial attention?

Morawetz L, Chittka L, Spaethe J.

F1000Res. 2014 Jul 28;3:174. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.4799.1. eCollection 2014.


False memory susceptibility is correlated with categorisation ability in humans.

Hunt K, Chittka L.

Version 2. F1000Res. 2014 Jul 4 [revised 2014 Jan 1];3:154. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.4645.2. eCollection 2014.

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