Ambiguity and context processing in human predictive learning.

@article{CallejasAguilera2010AmbiguityAC,
  title={Ambiguity and context processing in human predictive learning.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Enrique Callejas-Aguilera and Juan Manuel Rosas},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={482-94}
}
Two experiments explored the role of ambiguity on context processing by using relative stimulus validity designs in human predictive learning. Two groups of participants were trained with 2 stimulus compounds (XY and XZ). In Group TD (true discrimination), compound XY was always followed by the outcome, whereas compound XZ was never followed by it. In Group PD (pseudodiscrimination) the presentation of each compound was followed by the outcome in half of the trials. Experiment 1 found that… CONTINUE READING

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