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Jeffrey Katz The current study examined whether pigeons could learn to use abstract concepts as the basis for conditionally switching behavior as a function of time. Using a mid-session reversal task, experienced pigeons were trained to switch from matching-to-sample MTS to non-matching-to-sample NMTS conditional discriminations within a session.
Over training, stimulus set size was progressively doubled from 3 to 6 to 12 stimuli to promote abstract concept development.
Prior experience had an effect on the initial learning at each of the set sizes but by the end of training there were no group differences, as both groups showed similar within-session linear matching functions.
After acquiring the item set, abstract-concept learning was tested by placing novel stimuli at the beginning and end of a test session. Prior matching and non-matching experience affected transfer behavior. The matching experienced group transferred to novel stimuli in both the matching and non-matching portion of the sessions using a matching rule.
The non-matching experienced group transferred to novel stimuli in both portions of the session using a non-matching rule.
The representations used as the basis for mid-session reversal of the conditional discrimination behaviors and subsequent transfer behavior appears to have different temporal sources.
The implications for the flexibility and organization of complex behaviors are considered.WESTFIELD - Westfield High School's 18th annual Science and Engineering Fair Thursday is just the beginning for those who earn top awards.
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Westfield State University (also known as Westfield State and formerly known as Westfield Normal School, Westfield State Teachers College, and Westfield College) is a comprehensive, coeducational, four-year public university in Westfield, Massachusetts.
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