Time horizons of pigeons on a two-armed bandit

@article{Shettleworth1989TimeHO,
  title={Time horizons of pigeons on a two-armed bandit},
  author={Sara J. Shettleworth and Catherine M S Plowright},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1989},
  volume={37},
  pages={610-623}
}
Time available for foraging (time horizon) should influence optimal behaviour according to some foraging models . When animals encounter two patches of unknown density (a two-armed bandit) there should be more sampling before sustained exploitation of the better patch when the time horizon is long than when it is short . Pigeons, Columba livia, were trained in two operant experiments designed to test this prediction . In the first experiment, time horizon was signalled by the point in sessions… CONTINUE READING

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