Kinect and pigeon behavior

Technology has moved beyond anything B.F. Skinner had available when he did his imaginative pigeon-behavior experiments. This study tells of the latest advance:

A Kinect-based system for automatic recording of some pigeon behaviors,” Damian M. Lyons , James S. MacDonall, Kelly M. Cunningham, Behavior Research Methods, December 2015, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 1044-1054.  (Thanks to Andrew Caines for bringing this to our attention.) Here’s detail from the study:

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Here’s video of Skinner discussing his pigeon work: