Visual Discrimination Learning in the Fire-Bellied Toad Bombina Orientalis
Jenkin, Sarah E. M., Laberge, Frédéric, Learning & Behavior
This study explored the visual discrimination learning ability of fire-bellied toads (Bombina orientalis). Two groups of toads were trained in a simultaneous visual discrimination task involving video footage of either black crickets on a white background (black-cricket toads) or white crickets on a black background (white-cricket toads). Fifteen widely spaced acquisition trials were followed by 12 reversal trials. Successful learning was observed by decreased incorrect snapping and reduced latency to snap at the correct stimulus (S+) during acquisition; however, white-cricket toads executed significantly more incorrect snaps than did black-cricket toads. Both groups of toads could master …
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Publication information: Article title: Visual Discrimination Learning in the Fire-Bellied Toad Bombina Orientalis. Contributors: Jenkin, Sarah E. M. - Author, Laberge, Frédéric - Author. Journal title: Learning & Behavior. Volume: 38. Issue: 4 Publication date: November 2010. Page number: 418+. © Psychonomic Society, Inc. Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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