I See Psychology… Everywhere

New (yet somehow more primitive) Skinner Box?

Here‘s a video that Richard Norton has created of a cat exercise wheel that makes the cat exercise for treats. You’ll see how it works in the video.

Anyone with overweight cats knows they’ll work hard for the snacks!

via Neatorama


31 August 2006 Posted by | Learning | Leave a comment

Chimp Plays Ms. Pac Man

Here‘s a YouTube video of a chimp playing Ms. Pac Man. How much of its behavior is strictly operant conditioning, vs. a more cognitive response?

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4 August 2006 Posted by | Comparative, Learning | Leave a comment