Who are the real bird brains? Qualitative differences in behavioral flexibility between dogs (Canis familiaris) and pigeons (Columba livia)

@article{Laude2015WhoAT,
  title={Who are the real bird brains? Qualitative differences in behavioral flexibility between dogs (Canis familiaris) and pigeons (Columba livia)},
  author={Jennifer R. Laude and Kristina F. Pattison and Rebecca M. Rayburn-Reeves and Daniel Michler and Thomas R. Zentall},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2015},
  volume={19},
  pages={163-169}
}
Pigeons given a simultaneous spatial discrimination reversal, in which a single reversal occurs at the midpoint of each session, consistently show anticipation prior to the reversal as well as perseveration after the reversal, suggesting that they use a less effective cue (time or trial number into the session) than what would be optimal to maximize reinforcement (local feedback from the most recent trials). In contrast, rats (Rattus norvegicus) and humans show near-optimal reversal learning on… CONTINUE READING
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