The perception of Glass patterns by starlings (Sturnus vulgaris).

@article{Qadri2015ThePO,
  title={The perception of Glass patterns by starlings (Sturnus vulgaris).},
  author={Muhammad A. J. Qadri and Robert G. Cook},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={687-93}
}
Glass patterns are structured dot stimuli used to investigate the visual perception of global form. Studies have demonstrated that humans and pigeons differ in their processing of circular versus linearly organized Glass patterns. To test whether this comparative difference is characteristic of birds as a phylogenetic class, we investigated for the first time how a passerine (starlings, Sturnus vulgaris) discriminated multiple Glass patterns from random-dot stimuli in a simultaneous… CONTINUE READING
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