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ERIC Number: EJ820351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0023-9690
Single and Double Alternation Learning in Rats: The Role of Set Size and Correction
Kundey, Shannon M. A.; Rowan, James D.
Learning and Motivation, v40 n1 p1-14 Feb 2009
In many experiments, rats have evidenced extreme difficulty mastering alternation patterns. In three experiments, we explored rats' ability to learn double alternation patterns and possible reasons behind their past difficulties with such patterns. In Experiment 1, rats learned single and double alternation patterns. In the second and third experiment, we explored the role of correction and interference from stimulus set size on rats' learning of double alternation patterns. Our results showed that rats easily learned both single and double alternation patterns and that stimulus set size had no noticeable effect on learning double alternation patterns. Findings additionally evidenced that correction played an important role in rats' learning double alternation patterns. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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