True Imitative Learning in Pigeons

@article{Zentall1996TrueIL,
  title={True Imitative Learning in Pigeons},
  author={Thomas R. Zentall and Jennifer E. Sutton and Lou M. Sherburne},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={1996},
  volume={7},
  pages={343 - 346}
}
  • Thomas R. Zentall, Jennifer E. Sutton, Lou M. Sherburne
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Science
  • Providing evidence for imitative learning in animals has been made difficult by the need to control for a number of possible nonimitation accounts (e.g., mere presence of another animal, attention drawn to a location, attention drawn to an object being manipulated) that often have not been recognized in previous research In the present experiment we used a version of the two-action method in which a treadle could be operated by a pigeon in one of two distinctive ways with its beak by pecking or… CONTINUE READING

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