Irrelevant relations and the active search for pattern structure in rat serial pattern learning

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Hersh (Mem Cogn 2:771–774, 1974) investigated the role of irrelevant relations in college students’ pattern learning and performance for letter series completion problems. He created irrelevant relations in sequences by inserting items to make pattern structure ambiguous such that it was open to multiple interpretations during initial pattern processing. He… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10071-010-0370-5

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