Learning-Set Formation by Mink, Ferrets, Skunks, and Cats

@article{Doty1967LearningSetFB,
  title={Learning-Set Formation by Mink, Ferrets, Skunks, and Cats},
  author={Barbara A. Doty and Calvin N. Jones and Larry A. Doty},
  journal={Science},
  year={1967},
  volume={155},
  pages={1579 - 1580}
}
The ability of mink, fer rets, skunks, and cats to learn to dis criminate between objects was com pared. Performance of mink and fer rets was similar to that reported for primates. This observation suggests that there is considerable overlap among mammals in ability to form learning sets. 

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