## Symmetry : Can pigeons conceptualize it?

1978
Habers, Gabriele
Journal article
##### Published in
Behavioral Biology ; 22 (1978), 3. - pp. 336-342. - ISSN 0091-6773
##### Abstract
Pigeons were taught to distinguish a series of 30 bilaterally symmetric and asymmetric visual patterns with an operant simultaneous discrimination procedure for 140 training sessions. In 12 subsequent generalization tests under extinction conditions they classified with a high degree of accuracy six bilaterally symmetric and asymmetric visual patterns with which they had had no previous experience. The results indicate that pigeons can acquire the perceptual concept of symmetry, adding yet another to the list of concepts that these birds have been shown capable of mastering.
150 Psychology
##### Cite This
ISO 690DELIUS, Juan, Gabriele HABERS, 1978. Symmetry : Can pigeons conceptualize it?. In: Behavioral Biology. 22(3), pp. 336-342. ISSN 0091-6773. Available under: doi: 10.1016/S0091-6773(78)92411-2
BibTex
@article{Delius1978Symme-20291,
year={1978},
doi={10.1016/S0091-6773(78)92411-2},
title={Symmetry : Can pigeons conceptualize it?},
number={3},
volume={22},
issn={0091-6773},
journal={Behavioral Biology},
pages={336--342},
author={Delius, Juan and Habers, Gabriele}
}

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