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The Colourful World of Bee Vision

Dr. Natalie Hempel de Ibarra
Venue: Room 1.63, Ridley Buiding
Date: 13th October 2006
Time: 16:00

Bees possess excellent trichromatic colour vision but it remains unknown how it interacts with their spatial vision. From experiments with free-flying bees, I infer which chromatic and achromatic mechanisms mediate detection, discrimination, and learning of coloured patterns. To elucidate the evolutionary relationship between flowers and the visual system of bees, I also study whether flowers exploit these mechanisms by examining the spectral images of natural patterns in flowers

Contact: jeri.wright@ncl.ac.uk

This item was added 13th October 2006

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