1. Route-segment odometry and its interactions with global path-integration.

    Journal of Comparative Physiology, A 201(6):617 (2015) PMID 25904159

    Insects such as desert ants and honeybees use visual memories to travel along familiar routes between their nest and a food-site. We trained Cataglyphis fortis foragers along a two-segment route to investigate whether they encode the lengths of route segments over which visual cues remain approx...
  2. Still no convincing evidence for cognitive map use by honeybees.

    PNAS 111(42):E4396 (2014) PMID 25277972 PMCID PMC4210289

  3. Still no convincing evidence for cognitive map use by honeybees.

    PNAS 111(42):E4396 (2014) PMID 25277972 PMCID PMC4210289

  4. Still no convincing evidence for cognitive map use by honeybees.

    PNAS 111(42):E4396 (2014) PMID 25277972 PMCID PMC4210289

  5. Head movements and the optic flow generated during the learning flights of bumblebees.

    Journal of Experimental Biology 217(Pt 15):2633 (2014) PMID 25079890

    Insects inform themselves about the 3D structure of their surroundings through motion parallax. During flight, they often simplify this task by minimising rotational image movement. Coordinated head and body movements generate rapid shifts of gaze separated by periods of almost zero rotational m...
  6. Head movements and the optic flow generated during the learning flights of bumblebees.

    Journal of Experimental Biology 217(Pt 15):2633 (2014) PMID 25079890

    Insects inform themselves about the 3D structure of their surroundings through motion parallax. During flight, they often simplify this task by minimising rotational image movement. Coordinated head and body movements generate rapid shifts of gaze separated by periods of almost zero rotational m...
  7. Scene perception and the visual control of travel direction in navigating wood ants.

    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society... 369(1636):20130035 (2014) PMID 24395962 PMCID PMC3886323

    This review reflects a few of Mike Land's many and varied contributions to visual science. In it, we show for wood ants, as Mike has done for a variety of animals, including readers of this piece, what can be learnt from a detailed analysis of an animal's visually guided eye, head or body moveme...
  8. Scene perception and the visual control of travel direction in navigating wood ants.

    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society... 369(1636):20130035 (2014) PMID 24395962 PMCID PMC3886323

    This review reflects a few of Mike Land's many and varied contributions to visual science. In it, we show for wood ants, as Mike has done for a variety of animals, including readers of this piece, what can be learnt from a detailed analysis of an animal's visually guided eye, head or body moveme...
  9. Scene perception and the visual control of travel direction in navigating wood ants.

    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society... 369(1636):20130035 (2014) PMID 24395962 PMCID PMC3886323

    This review reflects a few of Mike Land's many and varied contributions to visual science. In it, we show for wood ants, as Mike has done for a variety of animals, including readers of this piece, what can be learnt from a detailed analysis of an animal's visually guided eye, head or body moveme...
  10. Scene perception and the visual control of travel direction in navigating wood ants.

    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society... 369(1636):20130035 (2014) PMID 24395962 PMCID PMC3886323

    This review reflects a few of Mike Land's many and varied contributions to visual science. In it, we show for wood ants, as Mike has done for a variety of animals, including readers of this piece, what can be learnt from a detailed analysis of an animal's visually guided eye, head or body moveme...
  11. Phase-dependent visual control of the zigzag paths of navigating wood ants.

    Current Biology 23(23):2393 (2013) PMID 24268412

    Animals sometimes take sinuous paths to a goal. Insects, tracking an odor trail on the ground [1-3] or moving up an odor plume in the air [4, 5], generally follow zigzag paths. Some insects [6-8] take a zigzag approach to visual targets, perhaps to obtain parallax information. How does an animal...
  12. Phase-Dependent Visual Control of the Zigzag Paths of Navigating Wood Ants

    Current Biology 23(23):2393 (2013)

    Animals sometimes take sinuous paths to a goal. Insects, tracking an odor trail on the ground [1–3] or moving up an odor plume in the air [4, 5], generally follow zigzag paths. Some insects [6–8] take a zigzag approach to visual targets, perhaps to obtain parallax information. How does...
  13. Spatial memory in insect navigation.

    Current Biology 23(17):R789 (2013) PMID 24028962

    A wide variety of insects use spatial memories in behaviours like holding a position in air or flowing water, in returning to a place of safety, and in foraging. The Hymenoptera, in particular, have evolved life-histories requiring reliable spatial memories to support the task of provisioning th...
  14. Spatial Memory in Insect Navigation

    Current Biology 23(17):R789 (2013)

    A wide variety of insects use spatial memories in behaviours like holding a position in air or flowing water, in returning to a place of safety, and in foraging. The Hymenoptera, in particular, have evolved life-histories requiring reliable spatial memories to support the task of provi...
  15. Visual Scene Perception in Navigating Wood Ants

    Current Biology 23(8):684 (2013)

    Ants, like honeybees, can set their travel direction along foraging routes using just the surrounding visual panorama [1–5]. This ability gives us a way to explore how visual scenes are perceived. By training wood ants to follow a path in an artificial scene and then examining their pa...
  16. Visual scene perception in navigating wood ants.

    Current Biology 23(8):684 (2013) PMID 23583550

    Ants, like honeybees, can set their travel direction along foraging routes using just the surrounding visual panorama. This ability gives us a way to explore how visual scenes are perceived. By training wood ants to follow a path in an artificial scene and then examining their path within transf...
  17. Visual scene perception in navigating wood ants.

    Current Biology 23(8):684 (2013) PMID 23583550

    Ants, like honeybees, can set their travel direction along foraging routes using just the surrounding visual panorama. This ability gives us a way to explore how visual scenes are perceived. By training wood ants to follow a path in an artificial scene and then examining their path within transf...
  18. Coordinating compass-based and nest-based flight directions during bumblebee learning and return flights.

    Journal of Experimental Biology 216(Pt 6):1105 (2013) PMID 23447669

    Bumblebees tend to face their nest over a limited range of compass directions when learning the nest's location on departure and finding it on their approach after foraging. They thus obtain similar views of the nest and its surroundings on their learning and return flights. How do bees coordina...
  19. Bumblebee calligraphy: the design and control of flight motifs in the learning and return flights of Bombus terrestris.

    Journal of Experimental Biology 216(Pt 6):1093 (2013) PMID 23447668

    Many wasps and bees learn the position of their nest relative to nearby visual features during elaborate 'learning' flights that they perform on leaving the nest. Return flights to the nest are thought to be patterned so that insects can reach their nest by matching their current view to views o...
  20. Coordinating compass-based and nest-based flight directions during bumblebee learning and return flights.

    Journal of Experimental Biology 216(Pt 6):1105 (2013) PMID 23447669

    Bumblebees tend to face their nest over a limited range of compass directions when learning the nest's location on departure and finding it on their approach after foraging. They thus obtain similar views of the nest and its surroundings on their learning and return flights. How do bees coordina...