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An Animal Trainer's Introduction To Operant and Classical Conditioning    http://www.wagntrain.com/OC/  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...This page attempts to explain Operant Conditioning, and promote the use of Positive Reinforcement and Negative Punishment in animal training. ...
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An Introduction to Neural Networks    http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~lss/NNIntro/InvSlides.html  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...A brief overview of what neural networks are, various algorithms, and some uses of neural networks. ...
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Animal Learning & Cognition pop    http://www.pigeon.psy.tufts.edu/psych26/default.htm  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...The experimental analysis of cognition and behavior in animals. Most of our discussions will focus on laboratory findings with animals, but as viewed from an evolutionary framework concerned with the natural histories of these animals. Besides discussing established results about cognition and intelligence in animals, an important emphasis is also placed on the logic and evidence used to justify these conclusions. ...
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Behavior Genetics    http://www.personalityresearch.org/bg.html  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...Behavior genetics is a field in which variation among individuals is separated into genetic versus environmental components. The most common research methodologies are family studies, twin studies, and adoption studies. ...
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Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior    http://www.indiana.edu/~animal/index.html  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...15 scientists whose research concerns and commitment to training in animal behavior cross the boundaries of their disciplines. Our faculty represent six subdisciplines: sensory physiology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, developmental psychobiology, animal learning, and behavioral neuroscience. ...
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Classical and Operant Conditioning in Drosophila at the Flight Simulator    http://www.brembs.net/learning/drosophila/simulator.html  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...The brain's primary objective is to carry out certain adaptive behaviors. It is fine-tuned by evolution to safely govern its carrier through life and to achieve successful reproduction. There are two alternatives to accomplish this task: by innate behavior programs (e.g. reflexes, stimulus-response chains etc.) adapted by evolution or acquired behavioral traits, adapted by experience. ...
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Comparative Psychology    http://cogprints.org/43/  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...This chapter was prepared following a series of visits to laboratories and field stations where comparative psychology is under very active investigation. What has been observed, taken with this year's publications in the psychological, ethological, and biological journals, and the chapters of previous Annual Reviews, has given the chapter its form. ...
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Dog Psychology Help    http://dogpsychologyhelp.com/dog-psychology-and-training-articles  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...Evolutionary Psychology: A Primer ...
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Gene Mutation Upsets Mammalian Biological Clock    http://www.hhmi.org/news/takahashi2.html  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...HHMI researchers pinpoint the cause of a mutation that switches a hamster's biological clock to a 20-hour day. Identifying the cause of the tau mutation offers researchers a new tool for understanding biological clocks in humans, as well as a potential target for drugs that control the biological clock. ...
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Mouse Gene Knockout Illuminates How Light Resets Clock    http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2002/mouse-gene-knockout-illuminates-how-light-resets-cloc  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...A key role in synchronizing daily rhythms to the day/night cycle has been traced to a light-sensitive protein in the eye, by knocking out the gene that codes for it. Mice lacking a gene for the photopigment melanopsin show a dramatic deficiency in their ability to regulate their circadian rhythms by light. ...
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Operant responding in the bottlenose dolphin    http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=1333954&blobtype=pdf  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...The present study sought to determine the ease with which a dolphin could be trained to press an underwater paddle for fish reinforcers delivered automatically, and if this response could be reliably maintained on intermittent schedules of reinforcement. ...
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People in the history of Animal Behavior    http://www.pigeon.psy.tufts.edu/psych26/history.htm  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...A brief survey of important scientists in the history of the study of animal behavior. ...
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Rat Behavior and Biology    http://www.ratbehavior.org/  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...Articles about the behavior of rats, sensory world, and biology. ...
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Stereotyped adjunctive pecking by caged pigeons    http://www.jsu.edu/depart/psychology/sebac/fac-sch/spot-peck/spot-peck.html  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...The casual observation of food-deprived pigeons in their home cages reveals reliable stereotyped pecking (spot pecking) without apparent consequence or apparent eliciting stimulus. The controlling variables of pecking in a simple context such as the home cage may bear importantly on understanding data collected in other situations. ...
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Study of the Molecular Basis of Tame and Aggressive Behavior in the Silver Fox Model    http://Study of the Molecular Basis of Tame and Aggressive Behavior in the Silver Fox Model   [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...The silver fox, a color variation of the red fox, has been domesticated in a controlled experiment at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Novosibirsk, Russia. Starting in 1959, and selected solely on behavioral criteria for more than 40 generations, a strain of foxes with behavior extremely similar to domestic dogs was produced. ...
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The Center for Evolutionary Psychology    http://www.psych.ucsb.edu/research/cep/index.html  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...A site providing information on evolution on human behavior primarily focusing on mental or cognitive phenomona. ...
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The Evolutionary Psychology FAQ    http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/projects/human/evpsychfaq.html  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...The FAQ assumes a basic knowledge of genes and natural selection. It's purpose is to outline the 'meta-theoretical' foundations of evolutionary psychology. That is, it aims to explain the framework within which hypotheses about evolved psychological function should be formulated. ...
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The Fox Farm Experiment    http://www.abc.net.au/animals/program1/factsheet5.htm  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...A research station in Novosibirsk, Siberia, is home to an extraordinary group of foxes Border Collie-coloured foxes; foxes with blue eyes; foxes that whimper and compete for human attention; foxes that answer to their names. They are all the result of a remarkable 50 year-long experiment in domestication. ...
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The Misbehavior of Organisms Keller Breland and Marian Breland (1961)    http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Breland/misbehavior.htm  [ Edit ]  Site Reviews(0)
...The Misbehavior of Organisms: Keller Breland and Marian Breland. When what the experimenter wants and/or expects runs into the animal's instincts. ...
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