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... experimentation with a cricket into whose brain had been implanted electrodes
so that the brain could be stimulated with weak electrical currents. Depending on
where the electrodes were placed, various kinds of behavior could be elicited.
However, since all social behavior is inevitably constructed from elements of
individual behavior, it is possible that some simple built-in dance, a primitive
searching behavior, was the evolutionary forerunner of the honeybee's Waggle
One day in the laboratory the mechanical insect was observed pursuing a
beauteous laboratory assistant down the corridor. The scientific explanation of
this unforgivable behavior was that the photoelectric cells constituting the
creature's eyes ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arseny - LibraryThing
Great book, and it reads surprisingly well. The only sign of age really is the use of pronouns (the scientist is always "he", even despite the fact that female science students are mentioned several ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juglicerr - LibraryThing
I thought that this book was hysterical. It is not the book for people wanted all the scientific facts about flies, although it does have some interesting tidbits along the way. Instead, it cheerfully ... Read full review