Associative learning: box jellyfish learns to avoid bumps

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Operant conditioning — learning to do something for a desired outcome — has never been convincingly demonstrated in Cnidaria. A study now shows that box jellyfish, Tripedalia cystophora, can learn to avoid bumping into an obstacle based on visual cues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R1000-R1001
Number of pages2
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2023


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