Failure of interocular transfer in the pigeon (Columba livia) Academic Article uri icon


  • Pigeons were trained on a modified jumping stand to discriminate a circle from a triangle using only one eye. Testing with the naive eye revealed no evidence of interocular transfer. This failure of transfer was also observed under more stringent testing using reversal learning. The results are discussed in terms of a selective attention model for panoramic vision.

publication date

  • September 1977