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Attention and cue-producing behavior in the monkey.
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PMID:  4960162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Explicit cue-producing responses were employed to study attending behavior in the monkey. The subjects learned a discrimination based on compound stimuli, a vertical bar embedded on a red ground versus a horizontal bar on a green ground. On some trials only one of the two stimulus components was presented (red versus green or vertical versus horizontal bar), and the animals had the option of responding on the basis of the component presented or transforming it to the compound discriminanda by means of a cue-producing response. Analysis of the choice and cue-producing response behavior showed that (a) both monkeys acquired the discrimination between the compound cues solely on the basis of the color component, (b) mastery of this discrimination did not confer any "habit loading" (discriminative control) on the bar component, and (c) the monkey may prefer to respond on the basis of one component (color) even though it is capable of using both components equally effectively.
M R D'Amato; J Fazzaro
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0022-5002     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Anal Behav     Publication Date:  1966 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1967-05-10     Completed Date:  1967-05-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203727     Medline TA:  J Exp Anal Behav     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  469-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Discrimination Learning*

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