Win-shift and win-stay learning in the short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

@article{Burke2002WinshiftAW,
  title={Win-shift and win-stay learning in the short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)},
  author={Darren Burke and Cherice Cieplucha and John R. Cass and Fiona Russell and Gary J Fry},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2002},
  volume={5},
  pages={79-84}
}
Abstract. Numerous previous investigators have explained species differences in spatial memory performance in terms of differences in foraging ecology. In three experiments we attempted to extend these findings by examining the extent to which the spatial memory performance of echidnas (or "spiny anteaters") can be understood in terms of the spatio-temporal distribution of their prey (ants and termites). This is a species and a foraging situation that have not been examined in this way before… Expand
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  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Learning & behavior
  • 2018
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