Conditioned reinforcement and information theory reconsidered.

@article{Shahan2015ConditionedRA,
  title={Conditioned reinforcement and information theory reconsidered.},
  author={Timothy A. Shahan and Paul J. Cunningham},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  year={2015},
  volume={103 2},
  pages={
          405-18
        }
}
The idea that stimuli might function as conditioned reinforcers because of the information they convey about primary reinforcers has a long history in the study of learning. However, formal application of information theory to conditioned reinforcement has been largely abandoned in modern theorizing because of its failures with respect to observing behavior. In this paper we show how recent advances in the application of information theory to Pavlovian conditioning offer a novel approach to… CONTINUE READING

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