Frisch, Karl von

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Frisch, Karl von

(1886–1982) Austrian behaviourist famous for his researches on the language, orientation and direction finding of bees. He also carried out extensive research on the colour sense of bees and fishes and their senses of hearing, smell and taste.
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Nobel Prize-winning scientist Karl von Frisch discovered that the apparently random dance of bees correlates directly to the position of the sun in relation to the location of food.
For example, Karl von Frisch (1941) described the behavioral reactions of European minnows to alarm substances from skin from damaged conspecifics.
The Austrian-born German zoologist Karl von Frisch (1886-1982), for instance, conditioned bees to go to certain locations to pick up nectar, making certain that the location was of a certain color.