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Visual search asymmetry in pigeons

Pearce, John Martindale and George, David Noel 2003. Visual search asymmetry in pigeons. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes 29 (2) , pp. 118-129. 10.1037/0097-7403.29.2.118

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Pigeons received an odd-item search task that involved an array of 12 patterns containing 11 similar distractors and a single target. Pecks to the target resulted in the delivery of food. Accuracy was greater on trials when a distinctive feature was located in the target but not in the distractors, rather than when the feature was in the distractors but not in the target. This search asymmetry was influenced by the similarity of the target to the distractors. The results are similar to those obtained with humans.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: American Psychological Association
ISSN: 0097-7403
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:11

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