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Unequal interval time-place learning.
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PMID:  12044692     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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In time-place learning tasks food availability depends upon both spatial and temporal variables. For example, food might be first available at location one, then location two, then location three, and finally location four. To date, the duration of food availability at each of the locations have been identical (e.g. for 4 min). The major purpose of the present experiment was to determine if rats can successfully learn a time-place task in which four locations provided food for different durations. Lever 1 intermittently produced food for 6 min, then Lever 2 produced food for 4 min. Lever 3 and 4 provided food for 2 and 8 min, respectively. Rats were able to learn this unequal interval time-place task. However, their behavior on this unequal interval time-place task was not in agreement with Scalar Expectancy Theory/Weber's Law.
Authors:
Christina M. Thorpe; Donald M. Wilkie
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioural processes     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1872-8308     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav. Processes     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-Jun-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703854     Medline TA:  Behav Processes     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  157-166     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, The University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, BC, V6T 1Z4, Vancouver, Canada
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