Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Pessimistic bees

Many animals have the capacity to feel basic emotions. Now there are hints that even honeybees may be able to experience more than just their honey. 

Very exciting research from Newcastle University has shown that bees make pessimistic decisions after they have been shaken vigorously. The shaking was very stressful for the bees. Of course, this doesn’t mean that it is absolutely certain that bees can feel emotions. But it’s interesting to note that humans make similar pessimistic decisions when they are stressed!

Watch the video to see exactly how this was done:

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