Rats acquire a low-response-cost daily time-place task with differential amounts of food.

@article{Thorpe2007RatsAA,
  title={Rats acquire a low-response-cost daily time-place task with differential amounts of food.},
  author={Christina M. Thorpe and Donald M. Wilkie},
  journal={Learning & behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={71-8}
}
Gallistel (1990) theorized that when animals encounter a biologically significant event, they automatically form a tripartite code consisting of the time, place, and nature of the event. Recent research examining such time-place learning (TPL) has shown that rats are reluctant to perform TPL tasks and appear to do so only under high-response-cost situations (Thorpe, Bates, & Wilkie, 2003; Widman, Gordon, & Timberlake, 2000). In the present study, we trained rats on a low-response-cost daily TPL… CONTINUE READING

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