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4560COGNITION, CREATIVITY AND BEHAVIOR: THE COLUMBAN SIMULATIONSCOGNITION, CREATIVITY AND BEHAVIOR: THE COLUMBAN SIMULATIONS1982color28 min16mm In a small laboratory at Harvard University Drs. B. F. Skinner and Robert Epstein have, for the past three years, been engaged in an unusual animal research project. The results are overturning some previously accepted notions about behavior: pigeons exhibiting behaviors which many psychologists have heretofore attributed only to man and the higher apes. These behaviors have been previously explained by such concepts as "symbolic communication," "self-awareness" and "insight." Drs. Skinner and Epstein convincingly challenge the validity of such concepts as they explain the experiments and provide a framework for the pigeon sequences.