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Insects Have Personality, Too, Research on Honey Bees Indicates
March 8, 2012
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A new study in the journal Science suggests that thrill seeking is not limited to humans and other vertebrates. Some honey bees, too, are more likely than others to seek adventure. The brains of these novelty-seeking bees exhibit distinct patterns of gene activity in molecular pathways known to be associated with thrill seeking in humans, researchers report.Full Story
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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