Discrimination of Complex Human Behavior by Pigeons (Columba livia) and Humans.

Qadri, Muhammad A.

Sayde, Justin M.

Cook, Robert G.


  • The cognitive and neural mechanisms for recognizing and categorizing behavior are not well understood in non-human animals. In the current experiments, pigeons and humans learned to categorize two non-repeating, complex human behaviors ("martial arts" vs. "Indian dance") Using multiple video exemplars of a digital human model, pigeons discriminated these behaviors in a go/no-go task and humans in ... read more
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