learning & motivation- lab 1 responses

Learning& - means that the rat was disturbed and interrupted by random short-lived occurrences and therefore did not respond to the lever

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Susan Martinez 9/15/10 Learning and Motivation Lab Ralitsa Konstantinova Tuesday 6:00 – 7:50 Worksheet 1 3. One advantage to blocking data is that it makes your short-term variations in your graph smooth. In addition, blocking data makes the graph more obvious of what the outcome is and much easier to read. A disadvantage to blocking data on a graph is that the pattern in data might be lost. Another disadvantage is that irregularities might also be overlooked and thus result in missing an important variable. 5. a. One could estimate by looking at the graph that at minute 2 the rat had 10 responses and at minute 3 approximately 20 responses. b. The rat made about 60 responses by the 10 min mark. c. The rat approximately made no changes in responses between minute 3 and minute 4. d. A latency rule can be applied to the rat for not responding between minutes 3 and 4. This rule
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Unformatted text preview: means that the rat was disturbed and interrupted by random, short-lived occurrences and therefore did not respond to the lever pressing. 6. a. The independent variable is the food pellets. The dependent variable is the lever-pressing. b. The independent variable is the amount of nicotine given. The dependent variable is the amount of taste aversion showed by the rats. c. The independent variables are the dull and bright stimuli. The dependent variable is the amount of looking responses to each independent variable, determining whether it was habituation or sensitization of the stimuli. d. The independent variable is the saccharin solution. The dependent variable is the responses of the rats to the different saccharin solutions, i.e. their choice. 1. 2. 4....
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