Bees have feelings and can experience optimism.
Researchers finds that bees can have positive feelings.
It does feel like something to be a bee or an ant or what-have-you.” Along with researchers Luigi Baciadonna and Lars Chittka, Perry wanted to investigate whether or not bees could feel positive emotions.
Do bees feel fear? “Bees can smell fear,” you say? Well … perhaps not. But there’s evidence that odor is tied to the way they communicate about food sources. And there’s no disputing the existence of “attack pheromones” which alert nearby bees to another bee’s distress, and bring out swarms of defensive insects.
Do bugs feel love?
Most likely, insects cannot feel emotion or affection. Their brains are too simple, missing the key parts associated with emotion like in humans. Emotions are important to humans, and wings are important to insects, but we do well without wings just as they do well without love and happiness and sorrow.
Do bees feel pain?
The researchers hypothesized that if bees feel pain, an injury would prompt them to choose morphine-containing solution over pure sucrose. (Scientists recently taught bees to play golf!) However, based on current scientific evidence, they don’t appear capable of experiencing pain.
Can bees be happy?
Don’t worry, bee happy: Bees found to have emotions and moods. Whoa! I feel nice, like sugar and spice… Bumblebees may experience something like happiness after getting a treat that makes them appear more optimistic.
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