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A fighting cock was repeatedly presented with its own mirror image. The rate of aggressive display and attack behavior elicited by the mirror rapidly decreased to zero. Subsequent exposure of the experimental subject to a live target bird was found to be sufficient to reinstate responding to the mirror. However, upon repeated exposure to the mirror image alone aggressive responding quickly decreased again to zero.
Farris, Howard E. and Cey, Thomas W., "The Effects of Repetitive Stimulation on the Aggressive Behavior of the Fighting Cock: A Test for Habituation" (1971). Honors Theses. 1021.
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