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Implicit chaining in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) with elements equated for probability of reinforcement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23344718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three experiments examined the implicit learning of sequences under conditions in which the elements comprising a sequence were equated in terms of reinforcement probability. In Experiment 1 cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) experienced a five-element sequence displayed serially on a touch screen in which reinforcement probability was equated across elements at .16 per element. Tamarins demonstrated learning of this sequence with higher latencies during a random test as compared to baseline sequence training. In Experiments 2 and 3, manipulations of the procedure used in the first experiment were undertaken to rule out a confound owing to the fact that the elements in Experiment 1 bore different temporal relations to the intertrial interval (ITI), an inhibitory period. The results of Experiments 2 and 3 indicated that the implicit learning observed in Experiment 1 was not due to temporal proximity between some elements and the inhibitory ITI. The results taken together support two conclusion: First that tamarins engaged in sequence learning whether or not there was contingent reinforcement for learning the sequence, and second that this learning was not due to subtle differences in associative strength between the elements of the sequence.
Charles Locurto; Laura Dillon; Meaghan Collins; Maura Conway; Kate Cunningham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2013-01-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Animal cognition     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1435-9456     ISO Abbreviation:  Anim Cogn     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-18     Completed Date:  2014-04-03     Revised Date:  2014-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9814573     Medline TA:  Anim Cogn     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  611-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Reaction Time
Reinforcement (Psychology)*
Saguinus / psychology*
Serial Learning*
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