Subject collection: Neuroethology
- How do individuals cope with stress? Behavioural, physiological and neuronal differences between proactive and reactive coping styles in fish
Summary: Fish characterised with opposite coping styles show telencephalic region-specific differences associated with their behavioural responses to stimuli.
- Separation of different pollen types by chemotactile sensing in Bombus terrestris
Summary: Chemotactile stimulation established while recording antennal receptor activity in bumblebees demonstrates that different pollen types evoked significantly distinct neural activity already at the antennal receptor level.
- The independence of eye movements in a stomatopod crustacean is task dependent
Summary: The level of independence between the eyes of mantis shrimps (stomatopods) is task dependent, suggesting variability in neural processing of visual information.
- Male bumblebees perform learning flights on leaving a flower but not when leaving their nest
Summary: Bumblebee males leave their nest directly, but they perform learning flights when they leave artificial flowers, during which they turn back and fixate the flowers.
- Rats concatenate 22 kHz and 50 kHz calls into a single utterance
- Naturalistic path integration of Cataglyphis desert ants on an air-cushioned lightweight spherical treadmill
Highlighted Article: Cataglyphis ants are shown to exhibit naturalistic navigation and typical homing behaviour, with a straight approach phase and looping search phase, on newly designed, fast-responding, lightweight, air-cushioned treadmill.
- Cognitive skills and the evolution of social systems
Summary: Animals interacting successfully use cognitive skills such as recognizing individuals, their social rank and logic as described here in a cichlid fish, and the neural bases of these skills are identified.
- Intergenerational transmission of sociality: the role of parents in shaping social behavior in monogamous and non-monogamous species
Summary: In this paper, we review the ways in which parents shape social behavior in offspring, in both monogamous and non-monogamous mammals.
- How social learning adds up to a culture: from birdsong to human public opinion
Summary: We review recent converging studies, across birdsongs and human cultures, about how social learning adds up to a stable but rich culture.