Episodic-like memory: pigeons can report location pecked when unexpectedly asked.

@article{Zentall2008EpisodiclikeMP,
  title={Episodic-like memory: pigeons can report location pecked when unexpectedly asked.},
  author={Thomas R. Zentall and Rebecca A. Singer and Jessica P Stagner},
  journal={Behavioural processes},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={93-8}
}
Pigeons were tested for their ability to report the location they recently pecked, without prior experience having to do so. They were first pretrained to report the location that they had just pecked. They were then trained on a conditional discrimination to associate yellow and blue samples with vertical and horizontal comparisons, respectively, independent of comparison location. On probe trials in testing, when after choosing a vertical or horizontal line following the yellow or blue sample… CONTINUE READING

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