Parsing Science - Nothing to a Bee

2018-09-05T12:37:15Z (GMT) by Doug Leigh Ryan Watkins Adrian Dyer
While various vertebrates have been taught to learn humans' concept of "zero," might too honey bees, even though their brains have thousands of times fewer neurons? In episode 31 Adrian Dyer from <a href="https://www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/art/research/research-networks/audiokinetic-experiments-lab-ake/supervisors-and-collaborators/adrian-dyer" rel="noopener" target="_blank">RMIT</a> and <a href="https://research.monash.edu/en/persons/adrian-dyer" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Monash University</a> in Australia talks with us about his work first teaching bees to count and then extrapolate what they've learned to infer zero. His article "<a href="http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6393/1124" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Numerical ordering of zero in honey bees</a>" was published with <a href="https://twitter.com/TheBeesearcher" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Scarlett Howard</a> and multiple co-authors in the June 2018 issue in <a href="http://science.sciencemag.org/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><em>Science</em></a>.<div><br></div><div>https://www.parsingscience.org/2018/09/04/adrian-dyer/<br></div>