BLOG: wasps – real logical invertebrates

Insects often learn fairly rapidly, but their level of performance is not that high.

Logical reasoning is complicated activity, and was thought to be only found in animals with multifaceted nervous arrangements. It recently has been determined that non-solitary wasps use logical deduction, the only case in invertebrates.

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This kind of intellectual reasoning is called transitive inference (the ability to derive a relationship) - is what we do effortlessly. Because wasps are social creatures they have evolved this ability as they spend a lot of time building their dominant positions and transitive inference help to build these relationships. The wasps were able to organize information into an understood hierarchy, while honey bees don’t have a dominance hierarchies and use a simpler process called deduction processes.   

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