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Unconditional discrimination as a paradigm for investigating visual processing in the avian brainstem.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9199697     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Visual discrimination between colors and patterns was studied in telencephalectomized chicks of Japanese quail lines that were 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 reliance 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.
P Kabai; J K Kovach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta biologica Hungarica     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0236-5383     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta. Biol. Hung.     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-09     Completed Date:  1997-09-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8404358     Medline TA:  Acta Biol Hung     Country:  HUNGARY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-14     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Center for Zoology, University of Veterinary Science, Budapest, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Stem / physiology*
Color Perception / physiology
Coturnix / physiology*
Decerebrate State / physiopathology
Discrimination (Psychology) / physiology
Pattern Recognition, Visual / physiology
Photic Stimulation
Telencephalon / physiology
Visual Perception / physiology*
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