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Title: Choice and timing in pigeons under differing levels of food deprivation
Contributor(s): Fox, Adam E (author); Kyonka, Elizabeth  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2014
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2014.04.018
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Abstract: State-dependent valuation learning (SDVL) is a preference for stimuli associated with relative food deprivation over stimuli associated with relative satiety. Pigeons were exposed to experimental conditions designed to investigate SDVL and to test the hypothesis that obtained relative immediacy during training predicts choice during test probes. Energy states were manipulated using a procedure that has previously revealed SDVL in starlings and pigeons. In Experiment 1, pigeons preferred the stimulus associated with deprivation in the first choice probe session, but were indifferent in the second. Changes in choice were consistent with changes in obtained relative immediacy. In Experiment 2, training parameters were altered and SDVL did not occur. Obtained relative immediacy again predicted choice. Results of both experiments provide evidence that obtained relative immediacy may be an important contributing factor to the SDVL phenomenon. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Behavioural Processes, v.106, p. 82-90
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Place of Publication: Netherlands
ISSN: 1872-8308
Field of Research (FOR): 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
170202 Decision Making
060801 Animal Behaviour
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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