Pigeons As Art Critics? Pigeons, Like Humans, Use Color And Pattern Cues To Evaluate Paintings

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 08:35 in Biology & Nature

Pigeons judge the beauty of art as humans do - by using both color and pattern cues. Pigeons could be art critics yet, according to a new study which shows that like humans, pigeons can be trained to tell the difference between 'good' and 'bad' paintings. Pigeons use both color and pattern cues to judge the paintings' beauty as defined by humans, as well as their texture.

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