U-M Study: Paper Wasps Form Abstract Concept of ‘Same’ and ‘Different’

July 20, 2022


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5-15 mins
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Presented by Michigan News

Elizabeth Tibbetts, University of Michigan evolutionary biologist, discusses research regarding paper wasps, a species that, despite their tiny brains, have an impressive capacity to learn, remember, and make social distinctions about others. These types of wasps recognize facial markings and act more aggressively towards those with unfamiliar markings, basing their actions on previous social interactions. The faculty expert further highlights research findings concerning paper wasps.

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