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Previous experiments with honeybees (Apis mellifera) failed to show learned control of performance by short-term memory. In this study, honeybees were trained with an improved technique to choose 1 of 2 colors that was either the same as a recently rewarded sample ( perseveration) or different (alteration). Because any increase in associative strength stemming from the sample experience would tend to promote perseveration and contravene alternation, the equal difficulty of the 2 tasks suggestsdoi:10.1037/0735-7036.117.1.31 pmid:12735361 fatcat:gxtidzqk3zg7dhumeswjj6yudy