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The Possibility of Illness from Pigeon Allergens

Ralph Colp Jr. M.D.

in Darwin's Illness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032313
eISBN:
9780813039237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032313.003.0023
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In a footnote in Darwin on Man, it was suggested that Charles Darwin may have become ill because of “a severe allergy, possibly to pigeons, with which Darwin associated much”. However, there is no ... More


Category learning and concept learning in birds

Olga F. Lazareva and Edward A. Wasserman

in The Making of Human Concepts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199549221
eISBN:
9780191724152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549221.003.08
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews evidence on the abilities of pigeons to learn a variety of categories. The categories investigated include those based on perceptual similarity, association, and more abstract ... More


Recognition-by-Components: A Bird’s Eye View

Edward A. Wasserman and Irving Biederman

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews research that has pursued the comparative psychology of visual object perception by investigating the applicability to pigeons of Biederman's theory of object recognition: ... More


Avian Visual Processing of Motion and Objects

Robert G. Cook and Matthew S. Murphy

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews research on motion discrimination in pigeons and explores how motion perception contributes to object recognition. Accurately perceiving motion is critical to any moving animal. ... More


Neural Mechanisms Underlying Visual Motion Detection in Birds

Douglas R. Wylie and Andrew N. Iwaniuk

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents a detailed account of how the pigeon brain detects moving objects, derives depth information from motion parallax, and perceives self-motion. All of these functions are ... More


Selective and Divided Attention in Birds

Thomas R. Zentall

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Selective attention refers to the selective central processing of the stimulus environment, such that certain stimuli that are received at the periphery (i.e., that activate sensory neurons) are ... More


Why Comparative Studies of Vision Matter

Shaun P. Vecera

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0028
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter uses two examples—perceptual grouping and visual attention—to highlight the implications of comparative research for the vision sciences. In perceptual grouping, results from nonhuman ... More


Agriculture after the Black Death

Thirsk Joan

in Alternative Agriculture: A History: From the Black Death to the Present Day

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208136
eISBN:
9780191677922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208136.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the efforts of farmers to save agriculture after the Black Death. The first solution to the crisis in agriculture was to ... More


Gurus and Oracles: The Marketing of Information

Miklos Sarvary

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016940
eISBN:
9780262301176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016940.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

We live in an “Information Age” of overabundant data and lightning-fast transmission. Yet although information and knowledge represent key factors in most economic decisions, we often forget that ... More


The Pigeon Shoot Controversy

J. Bronner Simon

in Killing Tradition: Inside Hunting and Animal Rights Controversies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125282
eISBN:
9780813135007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125282.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses the totemistic images of blood and tradition of the public pigeon shoot at Hegins, Pennsylvania. It notes the chronicles of the animal rights movement that often mention the ... More


Making the Case for the Intelligence of Avian Navigation

Verner P. Bingman

in Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016636
eISBN:
9780262298988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016636.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Communication, social cognition, and the ability to solve problems are generally considered hallmarks of animal intelligence. The seemingly routine navigational behavior of birds, reflected in their ... More


Are birds metacognitive?

Kazuo Fujita, Noriyuki Nakamura, Sumie Iwasaki, and Sota Watanabe

in Foundations of Metacognition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646739
eISBN:
9780191745867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646739.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Avians have been shown to be highly cognitive. This chapter asks whether they are also metacognitive in two separate experimental situations. In Study 1, recognition of confidence of their immediate ... More


Song of the Wood Thrush

Mark I. Wallace

in When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281329
eISBN:
9780823284955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281329.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 1 begins with the song of the wood thrush and then focuses on divine animals in the Bible. It examines the Gospels’ “pigeon God” in which the Spirit-bird alights on Jesus at the time of his ... More


Fictions 1979–1987: Adopting Modernism

Jessica Yeung

in Ink Dances in Limbo: Gao Xingjian's Writing as Cultural Translation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099210
eISBN:
9789882207042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099210.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Before Gao Xingjian left China in 1987, eighteen of his short stories were published. Like his essays on modernism, these stories show a similar transition from a relatively conservative to a more ... More


Optocollic Reflexes and Neck Flexion—Related Activity of Flight Control Muscles in the Airflow-Stimulated Pigeon

Dietrich Bilo

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Gaze stabilization in birds is primarily achieved by a stabilization of the head as manifested, for example, by the head bobbing phenomenon. During this particular kind of head movement, forward ... More


Do animals use maps?

Sue Healy, Zoë Hodgson, and Victoria Braithwaite

in The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198515241
eISBN:
9780191687914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter takes an ethological perspective and describes the advantages and disadvantages that having a cognitive map would confer upon an animal. It also explores a range of instances of ... More


Epilogue

Helmut Satz

in The Rules of the Flock: Self-Organization and Swarm Structure in Animal Societies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198853398
eISBN:
9780191888052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853398.003.0019
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Although swarm structure can lead to negative consequences, such as the extermination of passenger pigeons and (almost) of the American buffalo, it generally greatly enhances the survival of the ... More


Behavioral Approaches to Decision Making

Edmund Fantino and Stephanie Stolarz-Fantino

in Comparative Decision Making

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199856800
eISBN:
9780199301508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856800.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter compares decision-making in humans and pigeons. The authors first highlight base-rate neglect, in which pigeons are more influenced by actual experiences and generally less influenced ... More


Scientific Discoveries and Nature’s Mysteries

David Ehrenfeld

in Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0031
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

One of the joys of science is its steady production of wonderful discoveries. At irregular but not intolerable intervals, it throws out to the waiting ... More


Seeing What Is Not There: Illusion, Completion, and Spatiotemporal Boundary Formation in Comparative Perspective

Kazuo Fujita

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses three aspects of visual perception in nonhuman primates (rhesus monkeys and chimpanzees) and birds (pigeons). The first ... More


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