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Autoshaping in the goldfish

  • William T. Woodard
  • M. E. Bitterman
Instrumentation & Techniques

Abstract

The target-striking response of the goldfish was classically conditioned to target-light color, the effectiveness of the pairing (of color and reinforcement) being demonstrated by appropriate controls.

Keywords

Conditioning Trial Target Light Blank Trial Training Apparatus Auto Shaping 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • William T. Woodard
    • 1
  • M. E. Bitterman
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Sensory SciencesUniversity of HawaiiHonolulu

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