Like Humans, the Paper Wasp Has a Special Talent for Learning Faces

ScienceDaily (Dec. 1, 2011) — Though paper wasps have brains less than a millionth the size of humans’, they have evolved specialized face-learning abilities analogous to the system used by humans, according to a University of Michigan evolutionary biologist and one of her graduate students.

“Wasps and humans have independently evolved similar and very specialized face-learning mechanisms, despite the fact that everything about the way we see and the way our brains are structured is different,” said graduate student Michael Sheehan, who worked with evolutionary biologist Elizabeth Tibbetts on the face-recognition study. “That’s surprising and sort of bizarre.”

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