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Your face looks familiar

Paper wasps of the species Polistes fuscatus live in strict hierarchical societies in which the ability to identify superiors and subordinates is crucial. Like humans, these insects have a cognitive tool kit for recognizing familiar faces.

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Figure 1: Face learning by paper wasps.


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Chittka, L., Dyer, A. Your face looks familiar. Nature 481, 154–155 (2012).

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