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Response Feedback and Response Duration Differentiation in the Albino Rat

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Helga Lejeune ,

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Oriella Di Stefano,

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Pierre Lefevre,

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Maurice Deliege

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Abstract

Twelve male albino rats were reinforced for lever press durations of 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 seconds. Half of the subjects (F) received an auditory feedback after non-reinforced responses. The 6 other (Controls, C) worked without feedback. F rats emitted on the average higher mean response durations and earned more reinforcements than C subjects. The standard deviation and coefficient of variation of their response duration distributions were significantly lower than those of group C. These results tend to show that feedback stimulus following non-reinforced responses improve the accuracy of performance in the response duration differentiation schedule.

How to Cite: Lejeune, H., Di Stefano, O., Lefevre, P. and Deliege, M., 1987. Response Feedback and Response Duration Differentiation in the Albino Rat. Psychologica Belgica, 27(1), pp.43–51. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/pb.759
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Published on 01 Jan 1987.
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