Effects of reward magnitude and training frequency on the learning rates and memory retention of the Port Jackson shark Heterodontus portusjacksoni

@article{Heinrich2020EffectsOR,
  title={Effects of reward magnitude and training frequency on the learning rates and memory retention of the Port Jackson shark Heterodontus portusjacksoni},
  author={Dennis D. U. Heinrich and Catarina Vila Pouca and Culum Brown and Charlie Huveneers},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2020},
  volume={23},
  pages={939 - 949}
}
The development of adaptive responses to novel situations via learning has been demonstrated in a wide variety of animal taxa. However, knowledge on the learning abilities of one of the oldest extant vertebrate groups, Chondrichthyes, remains limited. With the increasing interest in global wildlife tourism and shark feeding operations, it is important to understand the capacities of these animals to form associations between human activities and food. We used an operant conditioning regime with… Expand
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