Relational Learning Using Speed of Motion

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Show simple item record Leiker, Emily Carlson, Gwen 2010-05-10T16:14:43Z 2010-05-10T16:14:43Z 2010-05-10T16:14:43Z
dc.description Advisor: Olga Lazareva en_US
dc.description.abstract Pigeons demonstrate robust relational learning after multiple-pair transposition training (Lazareva, Young, & Wasserman, 2005; Lazareva, Miner, Young, & Wasserman, 2008). These studies, however, employed the stimuli varying along the same dimension (i.e., size), raising concerns about generality of the findings. We trained pigeons to select the faster (or the slower) of the two stimuli moving horizontally. The first group of pigeons was trained with the pairs 1+ 2- and 2+ 3- (or 1- 2+ and 2- 3+; 32 digits denote speed of rotation and plus and minus signs denote reward and nonreward, respectively). The second group of pigeons was trained with the pairs 1+ 2-, 2+ 3-, and 3+ 4- (or 1- 2+, 2- 3+, and 3- 4+). We expect to replicate an increase in relational learning from two-pair to three-pair training. We will also explore whether relational disparity (i.e., the dissimilarity of the two testing stimuli) and novelty (i.e., Euclidean distance from the testing pair to the training pair) will affect relational responding as it was reported earlier. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Drake University, Department of Psychology en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DUCURS 2010;45
dc.subject Pigeons--Behavior en_US
dc.subject Speed--Knowledge and learning en_US
dc.title Relational Learning Using Speed of Motion en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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    Poster sessions and presentation from the Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences held each April at Olmsted Center on the Drake campus.

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