Perceptual Preferences and Imprinting in Chicks

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Science  18 Sep 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3638, pp. 1333-1334
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3638.1333


Whether initially exposed to a strikingly patterned model or to a plain white one, Vantress-cross chicks subsequently preferred to follow the striking model. Controls given the choice at the initial training age, and other (untrained) controls given the choice at the subsequent testing age, did not show a preference.