Date published: 12/15/2016

Professor Aaron Blaisdell made an appearance as an expert in Psychology and Animal Behavior on a Netflix show released on December 9th called White Rabbit Project.

He appears in Episode 3, which was about Crazy World War 2 technology. The show featured 6 technologies, including Project Pigeon for which B.F. Skinner had trained pigeons to peck at a picture of a ship projected on a response window so that the pigeons could be used to actually guide a missal at an enemy ship! In the episode, he is briefly interviewed about the process of training a pigeon to do this, and he conducted a conceptual reenactment in which he trained a pigeon to guide a drone toward a target by pecking at the image of the target received by way of camera feed on a camera mounted on the drone!