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Temporal learning in random control procedures

Kirkpatrick, K. and Church, R.M. (2004) Temporal learning in random control procedures. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 30 (3). pp. 213-228. ISSN 0097-7403

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Experiments 1 and 2 delivered conditioned stimuli (CSs) at random times and unconditioned stimuli (USs) at either fixed (Experiment 1) or random (Experiment 2) intervals. In Experiment 3, CS duration was manipulated, and US deliveries occurred at random during the background. In all 3 experiments, the mean rate of responding (head entries into the food cup) in the background was determined by the mean US-US interval, and the mean rate during the CS was a linear combination of responding controlled by the mean US-US and mean CS onset-US intervals; the pattern of responding in time was determined by the interval distribution form (fixed or random). An event-based timing account, Packet theory, provided an explanation of the results.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Biology (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2009 10:15
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2009 10:15
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0097-7403.30.3.213
Status: Published
Publisher: Apa American Psychological Association
Identification Number: 10.1037/0097-7403.30.3.213
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6657

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