Unconditional discrimination as a paradigm for investigating visual processing in the avian brainstem

P. Kabai, J. K. Kovach

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Abstract

Visual discrimination between colors and patterns was studied in telencephalectomized chicks of Japanese quail lines that ware artificially selected for early approach preferences for particular colors and patterns. Since these preferences are not conditional on prior learning, they provide an effective experimental paradigm to study visual discrimination without relience on acquired stimulus discrimination. The data indicate that the quail's brainstem-thalamus complex is sufficient for relatively fine discriminations between various colors and achromatic patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalActa Biologica Hungarica
Volume48
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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