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Virtual search asymmetry in pigeons.

Pearce, John M.; George, David N.

Authors

John M. Pearce



Abstract

Pigeons received an odd-item search task that involved an array of 12 patterns containing 11 similar distractors and a single target. Pecks to the target resulted in the delivery of food. Accuracy was greater on trials when a distinctive feature was located in the target but not in the distractors, rather than when the feature was in the distractors but not in the target. This search asymmetry was influenced by the similarity of the target to the distractors. The results are similar to those obtained with humans.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 1, 2003
Journal JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR PROCESSES
Print ISSN 0097-7403
Electronic ISSN 0097-7403
Publisher American Psychological Association
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 2
Pages 118-129
APA6 Citation Pearce, J. M., & George, D. N. (2003). Virtual search asymmetry in pigeons. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 29(2), 118-129. https://doi.org/10.1037/0097-7403.29.2.118
DOI https://doi.org/10.1037/0097-7403.29.2.118
Keywords Experimental and Cognitive Psychology; Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
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