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The Mind of a Bee review: Can a bee have a form of consciousness?

A radical new book from Professor Lars Chittka argues that a bee may have a mind of its own, awareness of the world, basic emotions and intelligence. It is a bold and brave claim – but is it true?

Macro Photography of Bee on a Plant

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Research from the Psychology Department's Professor Lars Chittka has featured in this New Scientist article BeesVsWasps [PDF 191KB] on Bees vs Wasps, with his new book Book 'The Mind of a Bee' reviewed on a later page here TheMindOfABeeReview [PDF 201KB]. There is also coverage in this Guardian article and this BBC Science Focus article 



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