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What does it take to have a minimal mind?

Part D - "Higher" kinds of learning in insects (meta-learning, insight learning, and concept learning)

Back to Chapter 2 Appendix to Chapter 2 part D
Chapter 2 part A Chapter 2 part B Chapter 2 part C SUMMARY of conclusions reached References

As this is a chapter on minimal minds, I shall not attempt to describe here the workings of higher "kinds of minds". Nevertheless, as this chapter deals extensively with the mental capacities of insects, I feel bound to point out to the reader that there is a substantial body of evidence for the occurrence of "higher", more sophisticated kinds of learning in at least some insects - especially honeybees. This information is discussed in the Appendix to part D of chapter 2.