British scientists have discovered in fruit flies signs of intelligence. As it turned out, this is quite a common phenomenon among insect world. Data published in the journal Science.
In the process of studying the structure and functioning of the nervous system of fruit flies Professor Gero Esenbek of Oxford found that the processes occurring in the brain of an insect, vaguely reminiscent of those that occur in mammals.
Data were set in the experiment. Flies were faced with a choice of two sources smells different intensity. If smells strongly differed in that the reaction of insects in the choice was almost lightning. If the smells were similar, the choice was taken more time.