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State-dependent valuation learning in fish: banded tetras prefer stimuli associated with greater past deprivation.

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Humans and some birds and insects sometimes prefer alternatives associated with greater past cost or need, sometimes affording losses. It has been proposed that this is widespread because learning may include knowledge about both the physical properties of alternatives and state-dependent fitness gains. We examine the phenomenon for the first time in a fish, the banded tetra (Astyanax fasciatus). During training we paired two different color cues to identical food rewards, one under greater d...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Behavioural processes
Volume:
81
Issue:
2
Pages:
333-336
Publication date:
2009-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1872-8308
ISSN:
0376-6357
URN:
uuid:7da72ebe-73b1-4cd7-b92e-08dda907fb0a
Source identifiers:
209904
Local pid:
pubs:209904

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