Same/different abstract-concept learning by pigeons.

@article{Katz2006SamedifferentAL,
  title={Same/different abstract-concept learning by pigeons.},
  author={Jeffrey Katz and Anthony A. Wright},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={80-6}
}
Eight pigeons were trained and tested in a simultaneous same/different task. After pecking an upper picture, they pecked a lower picture to indicate same or a white rectangle to indicate different. Increases in the training set size from 8 to 1,024 items produced improved transfer from 51.3% to 84.6%. This is the first evidence that pigeons can perform a… CONTINUE READING