He Taught a Pigeon to Peck a Ping Pong Ball. What Happened Next Will Shock You.

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Scientists discovered a way to get the lowly pigeon to play ping-pong.

Psychologist Burrhus Skinner (called “B.F.” by his BFF’s) says the remarkable feat was accomplished in just 3 steps:

  1. He rewarded the pigeons when they were near the ball
  2. rewarded them when they pecked the ball
  3. rewarded them when they pecked the ball to the other side of the table

Skinner says he just put two such pigeons together in the same cage.

You won’t believe what happened next:

Skinner called his revolutionary technique “Shaping” and announced his findings on his twitter channel.

Skinner and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Not everyone was happy with what they saw

Skinner and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

If you think you can handle it, the full video of Skinner’s work is show below (NSFW):

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One Comment on “He Taught a Pigeon to Peck a Ping Pong Ball. What Happened Next Will Shock You.”

  1. Thanks Michael Britt!!!!!! I have never seen this footage and I consider myself a “BFF” of Skinner! Hahaha Thanks for sharing this: The video is both shocking and “unmatched”!

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