Avian Visual Cognition: Shape from Shading in the European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Qadri, Muhammad A.

"Shape from shading" is the ability to integrate the pattern of light reflected by a surface and with light source information to derive the object's structure. This study explores this ability in five European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), a model passerine species previously used once in our lab (Khan, 2009). The focus of the current study was to follow the experiments from Cook, Commons-Miller,... read more

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