Of Two Minds

i-75fa6f7cebb4145668724f37f5a52b36-steve_icon_medium.jpg This is clearly false advertising. I don’t see any pinging going on. This seems more like Pigeons playing pong.

BF Skinner trains two pigeons to perform a chain of behaviors for the classroom demonstration. As a result, pigeons engage in a competition, the so-called “pigeon Ping Pong”. Narrated by B.F. Skinner.

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Comments

  1. #1 Johan
    April 7, 2008

    Nice find. I heard about this experiment in class, and spent quite a bit trying to find a video (unsuccessfully).

  2. #2 Sandra
    April 8, 2008

    Hey, where are their paddles? ;-)

    There are a few more videos here, too:
    http://www.bfskinner.org/video_audio.html

  3. #3 bernarda
    April 12, 2008

    Wasn’t Pong invented after this video?

  4. #4 upsc coaching
    November 27, 2009

    Funny video