A demonstration of observational learning in rats using a bidirectional control.

@article{Heyes1990ADO,
  title={A demonstration of observational learning in rats using a bidirectional control.},
  author={C M Heyes and G. R. Dawson},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of experimental psychology. B, Comparative and physiological psychology},
  year={1990},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={59-71}
}
Hungry rats observed a conspecific demonstrator pushing a single manipulandum, a joystick, to the right or to the left for food reward and were then allowed access to the joystick from a different orientation. The effects of right-pushing vs left-pushing observation experience on (1) response acquisition, (2) reversal of a left-right discrimination, and (3) responding in extinction, were examined. Rats that had observed left-pushing made more left responses during acquisition than rats that had… CONTINUE READING

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