Pigeons Are Sensitive to the Spatial Organization of Complex Visual Stimuli

  title={Pigeons Are Sensitive to the Spatial Organization of Complex Visual Stimuli},
  author={Edward A. Wasserman and ' Kim Kirkpatrick-Steger and Linda J. Van Hamme and Irving Biederman},
Two experiments investigated the role of spatial organization in the discrimination and generalization of complex visual stimuli hy pigeons. In Experiment I, after pigeons had been trained lo discriminate line drawings of four objects, they were tested with novel pictures in which the same component parts ofthe objects were spatially rearranged. The -Spatially scrambled pictures led to a dramatic drop in recognition accuracy, but responding remained above chance. In Experiment 2, pigeons… CONTINUE READING


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