Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pigeon Craps On Guggenheim and Means It

© John Gordon
As newspapers and magazines continue to cut costs (and quality) by laying off arts writers and critics, I shudder to think what will happen if a desperate publisher or editor reads this study.
The results suggest that the pigeons used both color and pattern cues for the discrimination and show that non-human animals, such as pigeons, can be trained to discriminate abstract visual stimuli, such as pictures and may also have the ability to learn the concept of "beauty" as defined by humans.
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