Re: Reading Images

Jessie Strader (jes22@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Thu, 4 Jan 1996 17:48:27 -0500

Whoa, Bob! I don't know about your cats, but mine certainly know a bird
is a bird is a bird whether its on the windowsill or the television.
One of my cats even tries to hunt animated birds when displayed on a
hi-res computer. Can't say what dogs see though.

Happy New Year!

On Thu, 4 Jan 1996,SS51000 wrote:

> Accurate interpretation of two-dimensional representations is not even
> confined to the human species: it is common to the great apes, and has
> figured importantly in the experimental confirmation of their ability to
> communicate symbolically (from Washoe clear through Kanzie . . .) What
> about the lesser apes and monkeys? Can someone enlighten us about how
> far "down" this ability goes? (Clearly, not to cats and dogs.) --Bob
> Graber