Pigeons show efficient visual search by category: Effects of typicality and practice

@article{Ohkita2012PigeonsSE,
  title={Pigeons show efficient visual search by category: Effects of typicality and practice},
  author={Midori Ohkita and Masako Jitsumori},
  journal={Vision Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={72},
  pages={63-73}
}
Three experiments investigated category search in pigeons, using an artificial category created by morphing of human faces. Four pigeons were trained to search for category members among nonmembers, with each target item consisting of an item-specific component and a common component diagnostic of the category. Experiment 1 found that search was more efficient with homogeneous than heterogeneous distractors. In Experiment 2, the pigeons successfully searched for target exemplars having novel… CONTINUE READING
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