Transfer Effects of Successive Discrimination-Reversal Training in Chimpanzees

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Science  10 Aug 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3528, pp. 422-423
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3528.422


Chimpanzees receiving successive discrimination-reversal training on a single pair of stimuli transferred almost perfectly to two additional reversal tasks and to a "learning-set" series of 180 discrimination problems. A "win-stay, lose-shift" strategy, however it is acquired, seems to be a sufficient basis for one-trial discrimination learning.