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Using intensive reinforcement for developing intellectual abilities

Glen M. Sizemore gmsizemore2 at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 24 19:05:08 EST 2004


You're are welcome to think what you want, but there is little question that
you are wrong.

"Oleg" <ingenuous at mail.ru> wrote in message
news:3fe91fdd.0401241351.58bf367d at posting.google.com...
> Clear. But with using lumps of sugar, far much with intermediation of
> sounds, it will be impossible, as I think, to achieve the same results
> that would be done with the brain stimulation.
>
>
> "Glen M. Sizemore" <gmsizemore2 at yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:<9474172c4efab0a6483a5713001f5ef5 at news.teranews.com>...
> > GS (previous): The whole "robo-rat" thing could have been done with a
couple
> > of small tone gemerators mounted on a small collar around the rats neck.
> >
> > Oleg (previous): I don't think, so. Possibly at first time the rat will
pay
> > attention to the sounds, but then it will ignore them.
> >
> > Again it only matter of experiments.
> >
> > GS: Don't ever go into the animal-training business. Let's say we mount
two
> > (radio -controlled) tone generators (one on the L. and one on the R.)
And a
> > small relay (radio -controlled) that makes an audible click. The tones
would
> > be established as discriminative stimuli, and the click as a conditioned
> > reinforcer. The rat could be trained to turn left or right depending on
the
> > tone, and correct responses would result in the click. Some
unconditioned
> > reinforcer (sweetened condensed milk, for example - rat's love it)
would, of
> > course, be presented when the animal finished a series of movements - at
> > first just a few, but the length of the response "chain" could be
gradually
> > extended until the rat was executing hundreds of responses. People who
train
> > animals for entertainment purposes do similar things, and in the
laboratory
> > long chains of behavior are established that result in a single
> > unconditioned reinforcer after an hour or more and sometimes tens of
> > thousands of responses (i.e., with "second-order" schedules of
> > reinforcement).
> >





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