Timing Behavior in Rats with Water Drinking as a Mediator

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Science  24 May 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3569, pp. 888-889
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3569.888


Rats, reinforced for spacing their responses 20 seconds apart, used water-drinking as a means of "pacing" their response rate. "Timing" may be based on mediating response sequences such as drinking.