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Luca Tommasi, Mary A. Peterson, and Lynn Nadel

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012935

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.001.0001

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Color Generalization by Birds

Color Generalization by Birds

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(p.129) 7 Color Generalization by Birds
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Cognitive Biology
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Daniel Osorio

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.003.0118

This chapter examines object perception and color generalization in birds, particularly poultry chicks. It starts with an overview of color vision and perception in animals and goes on to examine how birds can generalize and discriminate familiar to novel colors. The chapter also describes experiments that test the color vision of poultry chicks and then presents mechanistic models of stimulus generalization by poultry chicks. Finally, the chapter compares the results of color generalization studies in pigeons with recent work on poultry chicks.

Keywords:   object perception, color generalization, birds, poultry chicks, color vision, color perception, pigeons

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