Goto et al. (2004)

It was often argued that pigeons show local-feature preference, while humans show global-feature preference. In reality, we know that humans show local preference when stimuli are sufficiently large, and that stimuli tend to be large in pigeon experiments. Here we show that, for relatively small stimuli, both species exhibit global-feature preference.

Goto, K., Wills, A.J., & Lea, S.E.G. (2004). Global-feature classification can be acquired more rapidly than local-feature classification in both humans and pigeons. Animal Cognition, 7, 109-113.

Published online: 11 October 2003.

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