Discrimination Learning

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Science  13 Nov 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3385, pp. 1341-1343
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3385.1341


Eight rats were run through discrimination training sessions in which responses in the dark were not reinforced whereas the first response after the onset of a light was reinforced. The procedure generated orderly learning and latency data for the individual animal. The latency distributions are adequately described by a simple mathematical formulation.