- Mom's shadow: structure-from-motion in newly hatched chicks as revealed by an imprinting procedureElena Mascalzoni
Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131 Padua, Italy
Anim Cogn 12:389-400. 2009..The present data shows that they occur similarly in birds as known for mammals, two separate vertebrate classes; this possibly indicates a common phylogenetic origin of these processes...
- The cradle of causal reasoning: newborns' preference for physical causalityElena Mascalzoni
Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, I 35131 Padova, Italy
Dev Sci 16:327-35. 2013....
- Innate sensitivity for self-propelled causal agency in newly hatched chicksElena Mascalzoni
Department of General Psychology, University of Padua, I 35131 Padua, Italy
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:4483-5. 2010..This finding supports the idea of an evolutionarily ancient, predisposed neural mechanism in the vertebrate brain for the detection of animacy...
- Symmetry perception by poultry chicks and its implications for three-dimensional object recognitionElena Mascalzoni
Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Proc Biol Sci 279:841-6. 2012..These findings emphasize the importance of bilateral symmetry for three-dimensional object recognition and raise questions about the underlying mechanisms of symmetry perception...
- Lateralization of social cognition in the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus)Jonathan Niall Daisley
Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Via Venezia 8, Padua, Italy
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:965-81. 2009..Some of these effects were sex specific, with male chicks tending to show an increased effect of lateralization on their behaviours. These data are discussed in terms of overall social cognition in group living...