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Das Erlernen eines Anwendungszeitraumes mit Hilfe eines Signals1
Article first published online: 26 APR 2010
1979 Blackwell Verlag GmbH
Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie
Volume 50, Issue 4, pages 423–435, January-December 1979
How to Cite
Horter, M. and Dücker, G. (1979), Das Erlernen eines Anwendungszeitraumes mit Hilfe eines Signals. Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie, 50: 423–435. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.1979.tb01041.x
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2010
- Eingegangen am 17. 4. 1979 Angenommen am 28. 6. 1979
It was examined if animals can learn to perform bar-pressing only within a determined period of time by the aid of light and tone signals. 6 male BDE-rats (70 days old at the beginning of the experiments) were trained in a modified test chamber to press a bar only in 2h/day (experimental subjects 1 and 2: 13.00–15.00 h; 3 and 4: 15.00–17.00 h; 5 and 6: 24.00–2.00 h). During this time light and tone signals were given and only during this time bar-pressing was rewarded. At the end of the training period all 6 rats showed a change of behavior according to the task, that means: at least 90% of the whole bar pressing activity fell into the determined period of time. Under test conditions the maintenance of this behavior was less stable.