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Effects of red light and loud noise on the rate at which monkeys sample the sensory environment

Humphrey, Nicholas K and Keeble, Graham R (1978) Effects of red light and loud noise on the rate at which monkeys sample the sensory environment. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

Monkeys, given the opportunity to move between two featureless chambers, 'sample' first one, then the other in a way which reflects a Poisson decision process. The rate of sampling is higher in red light than in blue and in loud noise than in quietness. We suggest that monkeys 'tune' their sampling rate to the a priori probability of change in the environment.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:timing behaviour, sampling, bio-rhythms, colour, noise, monkeys
Subjects:Neuroscience > Behavioral Neuroscience
Biology > Animal Behavior
Psychology > Psychobiology
ID Code:1736
Deposited By:Humphrey, Nicholas
Deposited On:16 Aug 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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