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Presence/absence-sample matching by pigeons: divergent retention functions may result from the similarity of behavior during the absence sample and the retention interval.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10913994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Divergent choose-absence retention functions typically found in pigeons following presence/absence-sample matching have been attributed to the development of a single-code/default coding strategy. However, such effects may result from adventitious differential responding to the samples. In Experiment 1, retention functions were divergent only when differential sample responding could serve as the basis for comparison choice. In Experiment 2, when pecking did not occur during the retention interval, a choose-absence bias was found, but when pecking occurred during the retention interval, a choose-presence bias resulted. In Experiment 3, positive transfer was found when a stimulus associated with the absence of pecking replaced the absence sample but not when a stimulus associated with pecking replaced the presence sample. Thus, presence/absence-sample matching may not encourage the development of a single-code/default coding strategy in pigeons.
T R Zentall; D H Kaiser; T S Clement; J E Weaver; G Campbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0097-7403     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-15     Completed Date:  2000-11-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7504289     Medline TA:  J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  294-304     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40506, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Behavior, Animal*
Choice Behavior*
Conditioning, Operant*
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