BENDED REALITY.COM

DID YOU KNOW…

Cuteness inspires aggression – Which is why we often want to squeeze things we find cute.
*UPDATED WEEKLY
Loading...

Recent Comments

SUPPORT BENDEDREALITY- MAKE A DONATION TODAY
YOUR DONATION ALLOWS US TO DEDICATE MORE TIME TO RESEARCH AND SHARE IMPORTANT / UNIQUE NEWS AND INFORMATION WITH YOU
Other Amount:
2.17138610

Bees Have a Left or Right ‘Handed’ Preference Just Like We Do

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •   
  •  
  •  



A few months ago it was revealed that bees understand the concept of zero and now it appears they share another trait with humans: a preference for handedness.

No, bees do not have hands like us but they do have a “distinct bias” in their flying direction.

According to Professor Mandyam Srinivasan, of The University of Queensland’s Queensland Brain Institute, honeybees “displayed handedness that varied from individual to individual”.

He said: “Unlike humans, who are mostly right-handed, some bees display a strong left bias, others a strong right bias, and yet others a weak or zero bias.”

While studying the flying decisions made by honeybees, the researchers found that when given a choice of passing through two gaps – one wide and one narrow – the bees preferred the wider opening.

However, when the gaps were of equal width, 45% of them showed a direction bias.

Then measuring the flight times of the biased bees, the researchers noted that when passing through openings of different widths, a bee took longer to make a decision if its “intrinsic bias” was toward the side with the narrower opening.

Prof Srinivasan added: “We believe these individual biases help to improve the flight efficiency of a swarm of bees through densely cluttered environments.

“Flying insects constantly face the challenge of choosing efficient, safe and collision-free routes while navigating through dense foliage.”

The research is published in the journal PLOS One.

Press Association
Eveningexpress UK


IF YOU ENJOY THIS SITE PLEASE TELL OTHERS ABOUT US…SHARING IS CARING
Start the discussion, leave a comment below

DID YOU KNOW…

Cuteness inspires aggression – Which is why we often want to squeeze things we find cute.
*UPDATED WEEKLY
Loading...

Recent Comments

SUPPORT BENDEDREALITY- MAKE A DONATION TODAY
YOUR DONATION ALLOWS US TO DEDICATE MORE TIME TO RESEARCH AND SHARE IMPORTANT / UNIQUE NEWS AND INFORMATION WITH YOU
Other Amount:

© 2016-2018 BENDED REALITY.COM

Close