Discrimination of Checkerboard Patterns by Rats

@article{Sutherland1969DiscriminationOC,
  title={Discrimination of Checkerboard Patterns by Rats},
  author={N. S. Sutherland and Clare Williams},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  year={1969},
  volume={21},
  pages={77 - 84}
}
  • N. Sutherland, Clare Williams
  • Published 1 February 1969
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Fifteen rats were trained to discriminate between a regular checkerboard pattern and a similar pattern containing a “mistake.” The animals subsequently transferred to many other pairs of regular and irregular patterns differing widely from the originals. The results suggest that rats can induce and store highly abstract rules describing input patterns. 

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