Let the pigeon drive the bus: pigeons can plan future routes in a room

  title={Let the pigeon drive the bus: pigeons can plan future routes in a room},
  author={Brett M. Gibson and Matthew E. Wilkinson and Debbie M. Kelly},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
The task of determining an optimal route to several locations is called the traveling salesperson problem (TSP). The TSP has been used recently to examine spatial cognition in humans and non-human animals. It remains unclear whether or not the decision process of animals other than non-human primates utilizes rigid rule-based heuristics, or whether non-human animals are able to flexibly ‘plan’ future routes/behavior based on their knowledge of multiple locations. We presented pigeons in a One… 

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