Representation of Multidimensional Stimuli in Pigeons

conclude, on the basis on data collected from match-to-sample procedures, that pigeons sometimes attend selectively but sometimes, instead, perceive compounds as unitary wholes / conclude that which process occurs depends on the pigeon's past training and on the spatial separation of the elements of the compound stimulus consistently find that elements lead to better performance than do compound samples / call this the element superiority effect / this supports their idea that pigeons can attend to only one dimension or one element at a time / elements of stimulus compounds are processed independently and are summed linearly in their contributions to perception|evidence that color-line orientation compounds may be represented analytically by pigeons / symbolic matching tests of element-compound difference explanations / evidence for differences in compound stimulus representations as a function of spatial configuration / evidence for differences in compound stimulus representation as a function of experience (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)

Main Author: Riley, Donald
Other Authors: Brown, Michael
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 1991
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