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Base rate bias performance in a temporal bisection task.

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We investigated how base rates affect temporal discrimination. In a temporal bisection task, pigeons learned to choose one key after a short sample and another key after a long sample. When presented with a range of intermediate samples they produced a psychometric function characterized by a bias and a scale parameter. When one of the trained samples was more frequent than the other, only the location parameter changed, with the pigeons biasing their choices toward the key associated with the most frequent sample. We then reproduced the bisection task in a long operant chamber, with choice keys far apart, and tracked the pigeons' motion patterns during the sample. Pigeons learned to approach the short key following sample onset, wait on the "short side" for a few seconds, and then, when the sample continued, depart toward the long key. This time-place curve was affected by sample base rate: The probability of pigeons going directly to the long side after sample onset increased when long samples were more frequent than short samples, indicating a decrease of temporal control. We found no evidence of changes in temporal sensitivity. The results are most consistent with models of timing that take into account biasing effects and competition for stimulus control. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved).
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hal-04301594 , version 1 (23-11-2023)

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Renata Cambria, Marco Vasconcelos, Jeremie Jozefowiez, Armando Machado. Base rate bias performance in a temporal bisection task.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 2021, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 47 (2), p.163-182. ⟨10.1037/xan0000284.⟩. ⟨hal-04301594⟩
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