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Effects of Skewed Probe Distributions on Temporal Bisection in Rats: Factors in the Judgment of Ambiguous Intervals

Abstract Temporal bisection is a common procedure for the study of interval timing in humans and non-human animals, in which participants are trained to discriminate between a “short” and a “long” interval of time. Following stable and accurate discrimination, unreinforced probe intervals between the two values are tested. In temporal bisection studies, intermediate non-reinforced probe intervals are typically arithmetically- or geometrically- spaced, yielding point of subjective equality at the arithmetic and geometric mean of the trained anchor intervals. Brown et al. (2005) suggest that judgement of the length of an interval, even when not reinforced, is influenced by its subjective length in comparison to that of other intervals. This hypothesis... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Gupta, Tanya A. (Author) / Sanabria, Federico (Advisor) / Wynne, Clive (Committee member) / McBeath, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Behavioral sciences / Interval Timing / Probe spacing / Temporal Bisection / Within-session responding
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 52 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Psychology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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