Story on bee’s conditioning at the Queen Mary University

Photo: Olli Loukola

The researcher Paulo Tavares presents the idea of “Design Beyond the Human”, based on the knowledge of Amazonian peoples and also on contemporary science, which shows that the limits that separate humans from other beings are much more porous and unstable. Among the examples is the cognitive ability of animals.

In 2016, journalist Kate Kelland wrote the article Brainy Bees Learn how to Pull Strings to Get what They Want  for Reuters news agency. The text presents a scientific research developed at the Queen Mary University in London, United Kingdom, in which bees were trained to pull ropes to reach food and were able to transmit this learning to other bees in the colony, demonstrating a high degree of intelligence. Read here

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