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Do insects use templates or parameters for landmark navigation?

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of theoretical biology
Publication Date
Volume
210
Issue
1
Pages
33–45
Identifiers
PMID: 11343429
Source
Medline
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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.

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