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2009-07-01 14:44:38

A Japanese study indicates pigeons can be trained to tell the difference between good and bad paintings. Keio University Professor Shigeru Watanabe said his team discovered pigeons use color, texture and pattern cues to judge a paintings" beauty as defined by humans. In the study, watercolor and pastel paintings by children were classified by an art teacher and 10 other adults as either good or bad.

2009-06-30 12:11:47

Pigeons could be art critics yet, according to a new study1 which shows that like humans, pigeons can be trained to tell the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ paintings.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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