Reduced blocking as a result of increasing the number of blocking cues.

@article{Witnauer2008ReducedBA,
  title={Reduced blocking as a result of increasing the number of blocking cues.},
  author={James E. Witnauer and Gonzalo P. Urcelay and Ralph R. Miller},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          651-5
        }
}
Weak behavioral control (blocking) occurs when a target stimulus (X) is paired with an outcome in the presence of a well-established signal for the outcome (i.e., a blocking stimulus). Conventional Pavlovian conditioning theories explain this effect by asserting that a discrepancy between expected and experienced outcomes is necessary for learning about X and that no such discrepancy exists in blocking situations. These theories anticipate that the effect of additional well-established signals… CONTINUE READING

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