Learning-set behavior in the learning-set experienced blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Alan C. Kamil, Michael Lougee, Ruth I. Shulman

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Conducted a series of experiments with object-discrimination learning-set (ODLS) experienced blue jays. Exp. I demonstrated long-term retention of the ability to solve new ODLS problems, short-term retention loss of intraproblem information concerning specific problems after 2 acquisition trials, and a higher percentage correct following a reinforced Trial 1 response than following a nonreinforced Trial 1 response. Exp. II demonstrated that this Trial 1 outcome effect could be reversed with single-object Trial 1 procedures. Exp. III showed that when intraproblem retention testing was carried out later in each problem, after 5 acquisition trials, with a single-object Trial 1 procedure, the differential effect of Trial 1 outcome was eliminated. Exp. IV demonstrated that replacement of the stimulus chosen on Trial 1 disrupted Trial 2 performance, while replacement of the nonchosen object had no effect. Results are interpreted as consistent with a response-strategy view of the ODLS behavior of the blue jay similar to that based on research with macaque monkeys. (20 ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-405
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology
Volume82
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1973

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  • object-discrimination learning set experiences, learning-set behavior, blue jays

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Learning-set behavior in the learning-set experienced blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata). / Kamil, Alan C.; Lougee, Michael; Shulman, Ruth I.

In: Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, Vol. 82, No. 3, 01.03.1973, p. 394-405.

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Kamil, Alan C. ; Lougee, Michael ; Shulman, Ruth I. / Learning-set behavior in the learning-set experienced blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata). In: Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology. 1973 ; Vol. 82, No. 3. pp. 394-405.
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