Contextual control of chained instrumental behaviors.

  title={Contextual control of chained instrumental behaviors.},
  author={Eric A Thrailkill and Jeremy M Trott and Christopher L. Zerr and Mark E. Bouton},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Animal learning and cognition},
  volume={42 4},
Recent studies suggest a significant role for context in controlling the acquisition and extinction of simple operant responding. The present experiments examined the contextual control of a heterogeneous behavior chain. Rats first learned a chain in which a discriminative stimulus set the occasion for a procurement response (e.g., pulling a chain), which led to a second discriminative stimulus that occasion-set a consumption response (e.g., pressing a lever) that produced a food-pellet… CONTINUE READING

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