Instrumental Conditioning and Light-Dark Discrimination in Young Nurse Sharks
Abstract:Three instrumental conditioning experiments were performed on four juvenile nurse sharks, Ginglymostoma cirratum (Bonnaterre). In these, one shark rapidly learned to strike a target when small pieces of fish were used as reinforcement, two learned to strike a target when a buzzer sounded and the target was exposed, and one learned light-dark discrimination. The experiments indicate that young nurse sharks provide favorable material for psychological and psychophysical experiments.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 1967
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