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A predisposition for biological motion in the newborn baby
An inborn predisposition to attend to biological motion has long been theorized, but had so far been demonstrated only in one animal species (the domestic chicken). In particular, no preference forExpand
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Cerebral and behavioural assymetries in animal social recognition
Evidence is here summarized that animal species belonging to distant taxa show forms of social recognition, a sophisticated cognitive ability adaptive in most social interactions. The paper thenExpand
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Visually Inexperienced Chicks Exhibit Spontaneous Preference for Biological Motion Patterns
When only a small number of points of light attached to the torso and limbs of a moving organism are visible, the animation correctly conveys the animal's activity. Here we report that newly hatchedExpand
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Gravity bias in the interpretation of biological motion by inexperienced chicks
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Selective attention to humans in companion dogs, Canis familiaris
Integration into human societies requires dogs to express adaptable social attitudes, involving high levels of attention to other individuals. In the present study, we developed a new behaviouralExpand
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Biological motion preference in humans at birth: role of dynamic and configural properties.
The present study addresses the hypothesis that detection of biological motion is an intrinsic capacity of the visual system guided by a non-species-specific predisposition for the pattern ofExpand
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Lateralized righting behavior in the tortoise (Testudo hermanni)
Lateralization of brain and behaviour at the population level has been documented in all vertebrate classes. Research was mostly carried out on mammalian and avian species, the least investigatedExpand
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Perception of partly occluded objects by young chicks
Completion of partly occluded objects is a ubiquitous phenomenon in human visual perception. It is unclear, however, whether it occurs at all in other species: Studies on visual discriminationExpand
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A left-sided visuospatial bias in birds
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Spatial reorientation: the effects of space size on the encoding of landmark and geometry information
The effects of the size of the environment on animals’ spatial reorientation was investigated. Domestic chicks were trained to find food in a corner of either a small or a large rectangularExpand
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