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Neuroethology of the Waggle Dance: How Followers Interact with the Waggle Dancer and Detect Spatial Information

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Department of Earth System Science, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka 814-0180, Japan
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Department of Biology, Kobe University, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
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Department of Biology II, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Planegg-Martinsried 82152, Germany
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Department of Human Science and Environment, University Hyogo, Kobe 670-0092, Japan
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Insects 2019, 10(10), 336; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10100336
Received: 1 September 2019 / Revised: 29 September 2019 / Accepted: 6 October 2019 / Published: 11 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Honeybee Neurobiology and Behavior)
Since the honeybee possesses eusociality, advanced learning, memory ability, and information sharing through the use of various pheromones and sophisticated symbol communication (i.e., the “waggle dance”), this remarkable social animal has been one of the model symbolic animals for biological studies, animal ecology, ethology, and neuroethology. Karl von Frisch discovered the meanings of the waggle dance and called the communication a “dance language.” Subsequent to this discovery, it has been extensively studied how effectively recruits translate the code in the dance to reach the advertised destination and how the waggle dance information conflicts with the information based on their own foraging experience. The dance followers, mostly foragers, detect and interact with the waggle dancer, and are finally recruited to the food source. In this review, we summarize the current state of knowledge on the neural processing underlying this fascinating behavior. View Full-Text
Keywords: honeybee; waggle dance; distance information; brain; antenna-mechanosensory center; vibration; sensory processing; standard brain; computational analysis; polarized light processing honeybee; waggle dance; distance information; brain; antenna-mechanosensory center; vibration; sensory processing; standard brain; computational analysis; polarized light processing
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Ai, H.; Okada, R.; Sakura, M.; Wachtler, T.; Ikeno, H. Neuroethology of the Waggle Dance: How Followers Interact with the Waggle Dancer and Detect Spatial Information. Insects 2019, 10, 336.

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