Friday, August 03, 2012

Rewarding Work for Butterflies


Butterflies learn faster when a flower is rewarding than when it is not, and females have the edge over males when it comes to speed of learning with rewards. These are the findings of a new study, by Dr. Ikuo Kandori and Takafumi Yamaki from Kinki University in Japan. Their work, published online in Springer's journal Naturwissenschaften -- The Science of Nature, is the first to investigate and compare the speed at which insects learn from both rewarding and non-rewarding experiences. more

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