Gadagkar, Raghavendra (1996) Complex behaviour in Social Wasps -Towards a scientific study. [Book Chapter]
Ethologists have traditionally avoided the question of animal intelligence. The justification put forward to support this attitude is that animal intelligence cannot be defined; many animals such as insects have too small brains for intelligence; and, that we do not have unequivocal examples of animal intelligence. This paper argues that these are misconceptions and that there is a strong case for the study of animal intelligence. A number of examples from the study of primitively eusocial wasp are given which strongly suggest the presence of a complex, intelligent behaviour.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to New Age International Limited.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences|
|Date Deposited:||28 Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:34|
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