geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Transfer of matching-to-sample in pigeons


, : Transfer of matching-to-sample in pigeons. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior 21(2): 199-213

In Experiment I, pigeons were first trained on simultaneous matching-to-sample with either color stimuli or form stimuli, and then shifted to stimuli on the other dimension. Matching performance in the first session with stimuli on a given dimension was not affected by prior matching training with stimuli on the other dimension. However, in the first six color-matching sessions pooled, birds with prior form-matching training performed significantly better than birds without any prior matching training. In Experiment II, birds with experience matching both colors and forms in separate sessions were tested with novel stimulus configurations involving either novel stimuli or novel combinations of familiar colors and forms. Matching performance was not affected by novel stimulus configurations, except that performance dropped to a chance level or below when the standard stimulus was novel. In Experiments II, III, and IV, three of four tests did not show any effect of prior reinforcement of pecks at a novel stimulus, presented alone, on subsequent matching of that stimulus. The results were interpreted as indicating that matching performance in pigeons depends on the learning of stimulus-response chains involving the specific stimuli employed during training. An incidental observation in Experiments I and II was that there were typically more excess pecks at the standard stimulus during form-matching sessions than during color-matching sessions, which may be related to the fact that form matching is more difficult than color matching.

US$29.90

PMID: 16811738


Other references

Warburton, F.G.; Waddecar, J., 1966: Use of cellulose acetate gel for the demonstration of lactic dehydrogenase isoenzymes. Cellulose acetate gel (Cellogel) blocks form an ideal medium for the separation of lactic dehydrogenase isoenzymes. Primarily intended for electrophoresis of plasma proteins, they can be used for isoenzyme separations if the slight modifications d...

Lele, R.D., 2005: Health insurance as an integral component of health maintenance organization (HMO) urgent need for paradigm shift. Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 52: 947-950

Debry, G.; Manciaux, M.; Comoy, J., 1966: Spontaneous food of children from 1 and one half to 3 years of age. (Study on 44 children by the method of individual nutritional surveys by food weighing). Bulletin de L'institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale 21(2): 219-247

Roff, DA., 1984: The cost of being able to fly: a study of wing polymorphism in two species of crickets. The widespread occurrence of wing polymorphisms in insects suggests that the possession of wings and ability to fly adversely affect components of the insect's life characteristics that contribute to its Darwinian fitness. This hypothesis was...

Holgate, S.T.; Roche, W.R.; Church, M.K., 1991: The role of the eosinophil in asthma. In this report, we review the evidence for mast cell/nerve interactions. We believe that the morphologic and functional evidence now strongly support a purposeful and biologically significant interaction between these two cell types. This interact...

Dakshinkar, N.P.; Samarth, V.R.; Bhojne, G.R.; Kothekar, M.D., 2001: Effect of Valiliv powder on growth and feed efficiency in broilers. Indian Veterinary Medical Journal 25(3): 275-276, September

Chen, C.; Kwak, E-Soo.; Stein, B.; Kao, C.Cheng.; Dragnea, B., 2006: Packaging of gold particles in viral capsids. In-vitro self-assembly conditions known to result in generating infectious virions have been used in vitro to reassemble bromovirus capsid proteins around negatively charged gold nanoparticles cores. We discuss here the optical properties (elastic...

Lawrence, C.; Webb, J., 2016: Sickle Cell Disease and Stroke: Diagnosis and Management. Both adult and pediatric patients with sickle cell disease face a higher risk of stroke than the general population. Given the different underlying pathophysiology predisposing these patients to stroke, providers should be aware of differences in...

Schumacher, Stefan., 2005: The Andean swamp rat Sigmodon hispidus biology and care Die Baumwollratte Sigmodon hispidus Biologie und Haltung. Rodentia. Juli-August; 54: 38-41 Nr 26

Darius, H.; Lefer, D.J.; Smith, J.B.; Lefer, A.M., 1986: Role of platelet-activating factor-acether in mediating guinea pig anaphylaxis. The pathophysiology of anaphylaxis is very complex, and the sequelae of events are not fully explained in terms of the effects of histamine and peptide leukotrienes alone. Platelet-activating factor (1-O-alkyl-2-acetyl-sn-glyceryl-3-phosphorylchol...