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Visual discrimination of normal and drug induced behavior in quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica).
Anim Cogn. 2004 Apr; 7(2):128-32.AC

Abstract

The ability to discriminate the physical states of others could be an adaptive behavior, especially for social animals. For example, the ability to discriminate illness behavior would be helpful for avoiding spoiled foods. We report on an experiment with Japanese quails testing whether these birds can discriminate the physical states of conspecifics. The quails were trained to discriminate between moving video images of quails injected with psychoactive drugs and those in a normal (not injected) condition. Methamphetamine (stimulant) or ketamine (anesthetic) were used to produce drug-induced behaviors in conspecifics. The former induced hyperactive behavior and the latter hypoactive behavior. The subject quails could learn the discrimination and showed generalization to novel images of the drug-induced behaviors. They did not, however, show discriminative behavior according to the type and dosage of the drugs. Thus, they categorized the behavior not on the basis of degree of activity, but on the basis of abnormality.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Biopsychologie, Institut für Kognitive Neurowissenschaft, Fakultät für Psychologie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany. yumyam@bio.psy.ruhr-uni-bochum.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15069613

Citation

Yamazaki, Yumiko, et al. "Visual Discrimination of Normal and Drug Induced Behavior in Quails (Coturnix Coturnix Japonica)." Animal Cognition, vol. 7, no. 2, 2004, pp. 128-32.
Yamazaki Y, Shinohara N, Watanabe S. Visual discrimination of normal and drug induced behavior in quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Anim Cogn. 2004;7(2):128-32.
Yamazaki, Y., Shinohara, N., & Watanabe, S. (2004). Visual discrimination of normal and drug induced behavior in quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Animal Cognition, 7(2), 128-32.
Yamazaki Y, Shinohara N, Watanabe S. Visual Discrimination of Normal and Drug Induced Behavior in Quails (Coturnix Coturnix Japonica). Anim Cogn. 2004;7(2):128-32. PubMed PMID: 15069613.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Visual discrimination of normal and drug induced behavior in quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica). AU - Yamazaki,Yumiko, AU - Shinohara,Naomi, AU - Watanabe,Shigeru, Y1 - 2003/10/10/ PY - 2002/12/03/received PY - 2003/08/11/revised PY - 2003/09/03/accepted PY - 2004/4/8/pubmed PY - 2004/6/30/medline PY - 2004/4/8/entrez SP - 128 EP - 32 JF - Animal cognition JO - Anim Cogn VL - 7 IS - 2 N2 - The ability to discriminate the physical states of others could be an adaptive behavior, especially for social animals. For example, the ability to discriminate illness behavior would be helpful for avoiding spoiled foods. We report on an experiment with Japanese quails testing whether these birds can discriminate the physical states of conspecifics. The quails were trained to discriminate between moving video images of quails injected with psychoactive drugs and those in a normal (not injected) condition. Methamphetamine (stimulant) or ketamine (anesthetic) were used to produce drug-induced behaviors in conspecifics. The former induced hyperactive behavior and the latter hypoactive behavior. The subject quails could learn the discrimination and showed generalization to novel images of the drug-induced behaviors. They did not, however, show discriminative behavior according to the type and dosage of the drugs. Thus, they categorized the behavior not on the basis of degree of activity, but on the basis of abnormality. SN - 1435-9448 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15069613/Visual_discrimination_of_normal_and_drug_induced_behavior_in_quails__Coturnix_coturnix_japonica__ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10071-003-0196-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -