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December 26, 2018 - The Daily Mail

Scientists discover that bees count using only four brain cells

Scientists discover that bees count using only four brain cells
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Bee brains have evolved to be so energy efficient that they may be able to count using only four nerve cells, scientists have found.

Simulations with a brain model used just four nerve cells and found this simplistic organ would be able to count up to, and beyond, five.

The small number of nerve cells needed to count indicates that brain size is not as important as brain organisation, scientists claim.

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