This week we're thrilled to have guest blogger Courtney Humphries posting with us. Courtney is the author of Superdove: How the Pigeon Took Manhattan...And the World and today she's riffing on pigeons in the military. We'll let her take it from here:
Persisting in the face of skepticism from colleagues, Skinner secured a private grant from General Mills—along with some lab space in an old flour mill.
After two years of work, Project Pigeon ended before its pilots ever had a chance to get off the ground. But Skinner went on to adopt pigeons as his primary research subject, and today they are used in psychology labs around the world.
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