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Bees, motherfucker. They know a zero when they sees it.
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By rewarding the bees with food, the team trained one group to fly toward displays with higher quantities of black shapes, while a second group was given food for flying toward placards with fewer shapes. Once the "lesser than" bees figured out that they got treats for landing under displays with the smallest value, Howard's team introduced a blank white display.

The bees understood that this card represented zero, and that its value was lower than one, with greater than 80% accuracy. It also proved more difficult for them to distinguish zero from lower numbers, like one or two, than it was for them to pick it out from numbers like four, five, or six. This phenomenon, called the "numerical-distance effect," has been observed in children and primates, and suggests that bees interpret numbers as part of a continuum.

Similar experiments have shown that dolphins and parrots understand the concept of zero. But given that bees have only about one million neurons in their brains, compared to 86 billion in humans, it's especially impressive that they are such sophisticated mathletes.

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seems like a different logic to me. Go to the paper but avoid black spots.
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The bees understood that this card represented zero,
That's quite a leap
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
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woud they fly tward a card with more dots grouped closer together instead of the one with fewer dots
to tell if they are flying tward larger white spaces

or maybe 1 giant dot and a few smaller dots
to tell if they are looking for larger white/black ratios

bees can see uv/ir light frequencies so did they test with colors beyond humans visual spectrum?

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Most animals understand nothing
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The bees understood that this card represented zero,
That's quite a leap


No where in that link does it mention bees leaping.

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The concept of zero seems not fitting for bees.

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"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
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