Document Type

Article

Abstract

Eleven groups run under classical, instrumental, pseudoconditioning, CS-only, US-only, and time-lapse procedures, with the ITI illuminated and a color change CS, showed that true classically trained animals do not increase CAR performance with training, whereas instru- mentally trained goldfish do. This is consistent with a phototaxic interpretation suggested in earlier work. Additionally, the finding that CS-only and time-lapse controls show high “acquisi- tion” rates, whereas pseudoconditioning controls do not, not only questions the use of the pseudoconditioning procedure as the sole learning control in this situation, but also questions a learning interpretation itself. Conclusions of what and how, or even if, goldfish learn in this apparatus seem premature.

Publication Date

May 1978

Publication Title

Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society

Volume

11

Issue

5

First Page

324

Last Page

326

DOI

10.3758/BF03336844

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Repository URL

https://irl.umsl.edu/psychology-faculty/38