Integration of spatial maps in pigeons

  title={Integration of spatial maps in pigeons},
  author={Aaron P. Blaisdell and Robert G. Cook},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
The integration of spatial maps in pigeons was investigated using a spatial analog to sensory preconditioning. The pigeons were tested in an open-field arena in which they had to locate hidden food among a 4×4 grid of gravel-filled cups. In phase 1, the pigeons were exposed to a consistent spatial relationship (vector) between landmark L (a red L-shaped block of wood), landmark T (a blue T-shaped block of wood) and the hidden food goal. In phase 2, the pigeons were then exposed to landmark T… CONTINUE READING

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