Pigeon Genius? This is Fakey Friday stuff.. not. This is Factual Friday fare :) If you are curious check out this show on the National Geographic Channel.
Sunday, March 16th - 9 pm
Also showing on the following dates:
17 March, 1.00am
19 March, 8.00pm
20 March, 7.00am
23 March, 3.00pm
26 March, 11.00am
Brilliant Beasts will scientifically investigate some of our best-known creatures. We put them under the microscope and test their abilities to the limits. These are creatures we think we know and we come into contact with them frequently, often in bizarre ways. We take these human interaction stories and bust apart how they happened. We deconstruct the abilities of the animals and find out what it was they were trying to do when they met with us instead.
Click here to read about it on the People For Pigeons Blog
Originally uploaded by Kelly Patton.
"Researchers studying pigeons have learned that they can read all of the letters of the alphabet and they read them in a way similar to people. Scientists became convinced that pigeons see the world in much the same way as we do when they discovered that pigeons tend to confuse the very same letters that people do. What's more, it took only four months for pigeons to learn to distinguish all the letters of the alphabet. For years pigeons have been used to spot and reject defective items on assembly lines, where they have better records than human beings."
Harvard Psychologist Dr. B.F. Skinner, Ph.D. Studies of Pigeon Intelligence