Visual search in the pigeon: hunt and peck method.

@article{Blough1977VisualSI,
  title={Visual search in the pigeon: hunt and peck method.},
  author={Donald S. Blough},
  journal={Science},
  year={1977},
  volume={196 4293},
  pages={1013-4}
}
Pigeons pecked at small forms displayed on an oscilloscope screen under computer control. The birds were required to find a small o amid varying numbers of x forms. A photocell glued to the bird's beak provided a signal to the computer when the beak approached a form, and the computer recorded the time and target of the response. As in some similar studies with human subjects, erros and reaction times increased with number of x forms displayed. The method appears promising for further studies… CONTINUE READING

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