The Mind of a Bee

馃摎 A snippet from a book about the astonishing cognitive abilities of bee:

“We humans have our senses of sight, hearing, smell, and taste neatly packaged into completely different sense organs (and we can鈥檛 additionally taste with our feet). This is clearly different in bees, whose antennae are as multifunctional as a Swiss Army knife! Our fingertips are at least somewhat multifunctional: we can feel the texture and shape of an object, as well as measure its temperature and humidity. But imagine you could also smell it, taste it, hear it, and measure its electrical charge at the same time with the same fingertips. The sensory world of insects is strange, and rich.” 馃悵

The Mind of a Bee by Lars Chittka 馃摉