Marginal learning-set formation by the crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Maxwell W. Hunter, Alan C. Kamil

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Each of three hand raised crows received 300 learning set problems in a modified WGTA using three-dimensional stimuli. Consistent within-problem learning was obtained but learning set formation was minimal. An analysis of hypothesis behavior (Levine, 1959) revealed a strong tendency towards position and stimulus preferences. These results raise the possibility of large species differences in learning set formation within the family Corvidae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-375
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of the Psychonomic Society
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1975

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  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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