American scientists have raised pigeons diagnosticians
At the University of California has prepared the birds that can recognize breast cancer. In the process of preparing the bird received the reward, if it is pointed to healthy or diseased tissue in the image.
The training lasted for an hour daily for 15 days. The result was that the pigeons in 85% of cases put the correct diagnosis.
What is the method? Birds can notice the calcium deposits that occur in Oncology. On a mammogram is white spots, the qualified specialists can diagnose the spots only in 80% of cases.
Scientists say that pigeons when displaying the new set of images generalize their knowledge and use the same nerve pathways for recognizing images, like people. The obtained data experts plan to use to develop a program of interpretation of the images.