Observational visuospatial encoding of the cache locations of others by western scrub-jays (Aphelocoma californica)

@article{Watanabe2006ObservationalVE,
  title={Observational visuospatial encoding of the cache locations of others by western scrub-jays (Aphelocoma californica)},
  author={Shigeru Watanabe and Nicola S. Clayton},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
  year={2006},
  volume={25},
  pages={271-279}
}
Western scrub-jays (Aphelocoma californica) hide food and rely on spatial memory to recover their caches at a later date. They also rely on observational spatial memory to steal caches made by other individuals. Successful pilfering may require an understanding of allocentric space because the observer will often be in a different position from the demonstrator when the caching event occurs. We compared cache recovery accuracy of pairs of observers that watched a demonstrator cache food. The… CONTINUE READING