Determination of reinforcer value in rats with an adjusting-delay choice procedure involving a correspondence between location and amount of reinforcement
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Many models of reinforcement value predict that an animal should value a large delayed reinforcer more than a small immediate reinforcer. However, as the delay between choices and presentation of the large reinforcer increases, eventually, an animal should value the small reinforcer more highly. The current experiment employed a discrete-trials choice procedure to test these predictions.
Self-control in rats
Delay of reinforcement
Color poster with text describing research conducted by Thomas Ridge, advised by Dr. Daniel C. Linwick (University of Wisconsin-River Falls) that assessed self-control in rats and evaluated a quantitative model that included a delay-of-reinforcement parameter.
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