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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 ...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
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de Perera, T
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Behavioural Processes Journal website
Volume:
81
Issue:
2
Pages:
333-336
Publication date:
2009-06-01
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ISSN:
0376-6357
Language:
English
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uuid:51322296-0050-4df7-a6a5-c54c71548d75
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ora:3806
Deposit date:
2010-05-24

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