Cognitive Mechanisms Used by Pigeons to Determine Behavioral Action

Wozniak, Gabriella H.

The recognition of others’ behavior is vital for all animal species, including the highly mobile pigeon (Columba livia). Previous research shows that pigeons can discriminate behaviors using single static poses and smooth motion pose sequences. We investigated whether pigeons use perceptual or mnemonic mechanisms during this discrimination. Three pigeons were tested using a go no-go task in which ... read more

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