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Asymmetry of attentional set in rhesus monkeys learning colour and shape discriminations.

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We trained rhesus monkeys on six visual discrimination problems using stimuli that varied in both shape and colour. For one group of animals shape was always relevant in these six problems, and colour always irrelevant, and for the other animals vice versa. During these "intradimensional shifts" (ID) the problems were learned at equal rates by the two groups, shape-relevant and colour-relevant. We then trained three further problems in which the other dimension was now relevant ("extradimensi...

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10.1080/17470210600971485

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006)
Volume:
60
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-8
Publication date:
2007-01-05
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EISSN:
1747-0226
ISSN:
1747-0218
URN:
uuid:3a5b3a3b-e7b7-4013-ac62-67e582dca28b
Source identifiers:
16111
Local pid:
pubs:16111

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