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ERIC Number: EJ902394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0023-9690
"Counting" Serially Presented Stimuli by Human and Nonhuman Primates and Pigeons
Roberts, William A.
Learning and Motivation, v41 n4 p241-251 Nov 2010
Much of Stewart Hulse's career was spent analyzing how animals can extract patterned information from sequences of stimuli. Yet an additional form of information contained in a sequence may be the number of times different elements occurred. Experiments that required numerical discrimination between different stimulus items presented in sequence are analyzed for primates and pigeons. It is shown that a model based on magnitude discrimination can account well for data from human and nonhuman primate experiments. Similar experiments carried out with pigeons showed a strong recency effect not found with primates. The pigeon data are modeled successfully, however, by assuming that representations of events decay as other events are presented. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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