Visual perception of biological motion in newly hatched chicks as revealed by an imprinting procedure

@article{Regolin2000VisualPO,
  title={Visual perception of biological motion in newly hatched chicks as revealed by an imprinting procedure},
  author={Lucia Regolin and Luca Tommasi and Giorgio Vallortigara},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2000},
  volume={3},
  pages={53-60}
}
Day-old chicks were exposed to point-light animation sequences depicting either a walking hen or a rotating cylinder. On a subsequent free-choice test (experiment 1) the chicks approached the novel stimulus, irrespective of this being the hen or the cylinder. In order to obtain equivalent local motion vectors, in experiments 2 and 3 newly hatched chicks were exposed either to a point-light animation sequence depicting a walking hen, or to a positionally scrambled walking hen (i.e. an animation… CONTINUE READING

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