Bee-ing Uncertain

Everyone knows what it’s like to be uncertain – at least, humans do. But are non-human animals ever uncertain?

In ground-breaking research, Macquarie University professor Andrew Barron and his American colleague, Professorial Fellow Clint Perry, discovered that yes, bees can feel uncertainty too. Through experiments at Macquarie University, they were able to show that rather than risking the consequences of a bad decision, bees would choose to seek more information or opt out entirely.

Rachel Worsley reports.

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