Natures wonders: bees seem to understand zero (Introduction)

by dhw, Saturday, June 09, 2018, 11:06 (555 days ago) @ David Turell

QUOTE:"The brain of a honeybee is vastly simpler than that of a human. To put it in perspective, your brain has about 86 billion neurons while a bee has under 1 million. So, the fact that bees can—on some level—grasp the concepts of zero suggests other animals might be able to do the same. At the very least, it shows that a bee’s modest brain is capable of some surprising feats.
“'Their brains are probably processing information in a very clever [i.e., efficient] way” Dyer said."

The evidence for autonomous organismal intelligence mounts with every one of these natural wonders. Thank you again.


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