John M. Pearce
Virtual search asymmetry in pigeons.
Pearce, John M.; George, David N.
Dr David George D.George@hull.ac.uk
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.
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
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Apr 30, 2003|
|Publication Date||Apr 1, 2003|
|Journal||JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR PROCESSES|
|Publisher||American Psychological Association|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Experimental and Cognitive Psychology; Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics|
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