LEARNING AND MEMORY - INSTRUMENTAL SNIFFY

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Learning and Memory Instrumental Conditioning Report on Sniffy 10/9/2009 Belhaven College Rachel Henderson 1
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When I placed Sniffy on a small variable-ratio schedule of reinforcement,  he initially pressed the bar once and looked at the food dispenser for food.  Sniffy  did this several times prior to pressing the bar more than once before looking at  the dispenser and taking the food.  On this schedule of reinforcement, Sniffy  would receive food after five responses instead of only one response.  Sniffy was  previously on a continuous schedule, but now he was only receiving food after  the five bar presses.  Clearly, Snffy did not know how many times to press the  bar in order to obtain food.  Sniffy would revert back to pressing the bar once,  look in the food dispenser, and then press the bar multiple times before looking  for food in the dispenser a second time.  The amount of bar presses was not 
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