Do Training Conditions Affect Interocular Transfer in the Pigeon?

  • J. A. Graves
  • M. A. Goodale
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Abstract

Despite the fact that pigeons in many situations show excellent interocular transfer of visual discrimination habits, there have been a number of reports of failure of transfer under certain training conditions. One of the most striking examples of failure of interocular transfer was reported by Levine (1945a, 1945b, 1952) using a modified Lashley jumping-stand. When the discriminanda were presented vertically in front of the pigeon, he found that birds trained monocularly on a brightness, colour or pattern discrimination showed no evidence of learning when tested with the ‘naive’ eye.

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