Foster, T.M., Temple, W., Mackenzie, C., DeMello, L.R. & Poling, A. (1995). Delayed matching-to-sample performance of hens: Effects of sample duration and response requirements during the sample. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 64(1), 19-31.
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Six domestic hens were trained under a delayed matching-to-sample procedure with red and green keylights as sample and comparison stimuli and a 1.5-s delay interval. The hens were trained to stop pecking the sample stimuli when a tone sounded. Duration of the sample stimuli (2 to 10 s) and the number of pecks required on the key on which these stimuli were presented (0 to 10) were altered across conditions. Both the response requirement on the sample key and the duration of sample presentations affected accuracy. These findings are in agreement with those of earlier studies using other species and somewhat different procedures.
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