Midsession reversal learning: why do pigeons anticipate and perseverate?

  title={Midsession reversal learning: why do pigeons anticipate and perseverate?},
  author={Jessica P Stagner and Daniel Michler and Rebecca M. Rayburn-Reeves and Jennifer R. Laude and Thomas R. Zentall},
  journal={Learning & behavior},
  volume={41 1},
Past research has shown that when given a simultaneous visual-discrimination midsession reversal task, pigeons typically anticipate the reversal well before it occurs and perseverate after it occurs. It appears that they use the estimation of time (or trial number) into the session, rather than (or in addition to) the more reliable cue, the outcome from the previous trial (i.e., a win-stay/lose-shift response rule), to determine which stimulus they should choose. In the present research, we… CONTINUE READING
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