Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Reversal Learning

Behavior research in which a primate is conditioned to respond to a particular stimulus for which it is rewarded; a second stimulus is not rewarded. The second part of the study involves rewarding the previously incorrect response, and failing to reward the previously correct response. Of interest is how long it takes the subject to adapt to the reversal.

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