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Considerations on the use of video playbacks as visual stimuli: The Lisbon workshop consensus

Oliveira, R.; Rosenthal, Gil; Schlupp, I.; McGregor, P.; Cuthill, I.; Endler, John A.; Fleishman, L.; Zeil, Jochen; Barata, E.; Burford, F.; Gonalves, D.; Haley, M.; Jakobsson, S.; Jennions, M.; Korner, K.; Lindstrom, L.; Peake, T.; Pilastro, A.; Pope, D.; Roberts, S.; Rowe, C.; Smith, Joyotee; Waas, J.


This paper is the consensus of a workshop that critically evaluated the utility and problems of video playbacks as stimuli in studies of visual behavior. We suggest that video playback is probably suitable for studying motion, shape, texture, size, and brightness. Studying color is problematic because video systems are specifically designed for humans. Any difference in color perception must lead to a different color sensation in most animals. Another potentially problematic limitation of video...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Acta Ethologica


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