5 ene 2022 02:21 GMT
The researchers placed the aquatic animals in a fish tank connected to a device that moved in the direction the fish were moving.
A group of scientists from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beersheba, Israel) is training goldfish to drive motorized vehicles. Study experiments can be seen in two videos released this Monday by one of the researchers, Ronen Segev, and Article – Commodity About this topic was published Dec. 9 in the Journal of Behavioral Brain Research.
the animals They are set Inside a fish tank connected to a wheeled device with a camera and a computer system. Every time the fish moves, it detects it and moves the device in the same direction.
Starting at different points in the room, their goal was to touch an area of the wall marked with a red line, where they had to overcome different kinds of obstacles. If they succeeded, they were rewarded with food.
In this way, they discovered that these aquatic animals reached the goal faster every time, going from 30 minutes to just 60 seconds, which will show that even small fish can learn and adapt at speeds similar to those of more intelligent mammals.
The fish were tasked with “driving” the vehicle toward a target visible in the terrestrial environment, which could be seen through the tank walls. In fact, the goldfish was able to explore the terrestrial environment, while avoiding dead ends and correcting errors. pic.twitter.com/RxPuzFbxkE
– Ronen Segev (@ronen_segev) January 3, 2022
The authors of the research assert that they have successfully taught the fish to operate their field of vision, explaining that their ability to drive demonstrates their ability to develop spatial awareness and navigate exotic environments.
“The way space is represented in fish brains and the strategies they use can contain both Success in a terrestrial environment As in aquaculture, the researchers noted, “This indicates universality in the way space is represented in all places.”
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