Cats Perceive Biological Motion

@article{Blake1993CatsPB,
  title={Cats Perceive Biological Motion},
  author={Randolph Blake},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={1993},
  volume={4},
  pages={54 - 57}
}
  • R. Blake
  • Published 1 January 1993
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Psychological Science
With behavioral techniques, cats were trained to discriminate a point-light animation sequence depicting biological motion (i.e., a cat walking) from an animation sequence consisting of equivalent local motion vectors lacking the global synchrony present in the biological-motion sequence (i.e., “foil” displays). Successful discrimination was evidenced for even the most difficult foil display and for different versions of the biological-motion sequence, indicating that cats are able to extract… 

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