Preliminary investigations of tactile reinforcement in the dolphin

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Biological Systems , St. Augustine, Fla
Bottlenose dolphin -- Behavior., Sensory reinforcement., Touch., Sexual behavior in animals., Mammals -- Beha
StatementR.L. Pepper and F.A. Beach III.
SeriesCetology ;, no. 7
ContributionsBeach, F. A., joint author.
LC ClassificationsQL737.C4 C38 no. 7
The Physical Object
Pagination8 p. :
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Open LibraryOL4762209M
LC Control Number78109188

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L Pepper. Preliminary Investigations in the Effect of Continually Changing Reinforcement on Learning and Extinction Michael Dinoff University of Tennessee - Knoxville This Thesis is brought to you for free and open access by the Graduate School at Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange.

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Dolphin Reading Test Posted: Aug Doug Hamilton (narrating): Dolphin intelligence is expressed and tested in many different ways. Recently, at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences. We use the same training technique with our dolphins. When a dolphin does a behavior correctly, we blow a whistle that basically says “good,” and then we follow it up with reinforcement.

Reinforcement for the dolphins can be fish, enrichment, toys or tactile rubs. If the behavior is incorrect, then we simply do nothing. Tactile Sensitivity, Somatosensory Responses, Skin Vibrations, and the Skin Surface Ridges of the Bottle-Nose Dolphin, Tursiops Truncatus Sam H.

Ridgway, Donald A. Carder Pages Johnson CM, Herzing DL () The social use of the tactile effects of dolphin vocalizations. Ninth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Dec.

5–9Chicago, IL, p. Cited by: The toys were a musical keyboard (pressing a key produced tones), a letter board (pressing a button produced a spoken letter of the alphabet), a phonics board (pressing a button produced various combinations of sounds), and a toy radio (pressing a button produced a to s song), each of which contained potential sources of tactile and audio by: Stimulus Control and Generalization.

A generalization test was employed to allow for a preliminary investigation of the transfer of experimentally Author: Carol Pilgrim.

This technique was popularized as “clicker training” by dolphin trainer turned dog trainer, Karen Pryor, in her book visual, or tactile stimulus which is not a primary reinforcer (holding intrinsic value), and which is administered immediately after a target behaviour.

A preliminary investigation. Aust. Psychol., 21 (), p Cited by: 7. The article provides a case study evaluation of segments of trials where tactile interactions were observed between children with autism and the humanoid robot KASPAR which was equipped with the newly developed tactile sensing capabilities.

A preliminary observational analysis was undertaken which applied, in abbreviated form, certain. Reinforcement learning is an artificial intelligence technique that has been regarded by several researchers as among the most promising vehicles leading in this direction.

It is a machine learning concept that teaches an agent how to choose its actions in a dynamic environment in such a way that maximizes a cumulative reward. Locus of Control of Reinforcement and the Learning of Personal Superstitions ( pp.) A.

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The work on the learning of superstitious behaviors in animals is reviewed, as is the literature on the learning of personal superstitions in humans.

Consideration is given to controversies regarding the essential nature ofAuthor: Guy Dean Bateman. It is possible that the amount of reinforcement generated by vocal stereotypy is physically limited by the behavior itself.

For example, the stimulation provided by music may have exceeded the level provided by vocal stereotypy and thereby Cited by: Positive Reinforcement:The Presentation of something pleasant or rewarding immediately following a behavior.

Negative Reinforcement: A particular stimulus is removed after a behavior and causes the behavior to increase as the result.

Continuous Reinforcement: Every task or target behavior is paid the same.; Intermittent Reinforcement: Reinforcing only a fraction of the target behavior. Dolphin Case Study By Bridget Miller & Jessica Hofer What I Want To Know EDC's Higher Risk.

The juvenile dolphins and males are definitely a concern. They have higher levels of PBDEs than females because the females transfer their containing loads to their young. Endocrine. Cetacean intelligence is the cognitive ability of the infraorder Cetacea of mammals. This order includes whales, porpoises, and dolphins.

from captive dolphins, most likely because captive animals can be observed regularly and for long periods of time. Taylor & Saayman () provided some of the best examples of dolphin imitation.

In one case, an Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin calf (Tursiops aduncus) was looking through an underwater window and. In an attempt to work with the dolphins in our care more harmoneously, we developed a method of tactile reinforcement.

Touch, and in particular, pectoral fin rubs are essential for bonding and reassurance with both whales and dolphins. Introduction.

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Owners of domestic animals expect their veterinary practitioners to demonstrate adequate expertise in handling animals and this requires veterinarians and veterinary nurses (VNs) to be students of animal behaviour, even if unintentionally (Mertens and Unshelm, ).Members of the veterinary team may have excellent animal handling skills but can lack an appreciation of the Cited by: The book consists of three parts.

Part I is introductory and problem ori-ented. We focus on the simplest aspects of reinforcement learning and on its main distinguishing features. One full chapter is devoted to introducing the reinforcement learning problem whose solution we explore in the rest of the book.

Chapter 4: The Process of Investigation “For the court to be satisfied that the investigator acted lawfully and within the bounds of legally prescribed authority, the judge needs to hear the investigator describe their thinking processes to form reasonable grounds, or in some emergency cases, to have a reasonable suspicion that justifies the Author: Rod Gehl, Darryl Plecas.

alcom Relevance of Skinner’s Theory of Reinforcement on Effective School Evaluaution and Management 1 O. Austin Omomia 2 T. Omomia Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria Ago-iwoye, Ogun state, Department of religious studies E-mail: @ School of Technical Education Yaba College of Technology, Nigeria Yaba, Lagos.

trainer to receive its positive reinforcement. The sound of the whistle becomes a bridge between the instant the dolphin does the correct behavior and when the dolphin receives its reward. As a result, dolphin trainers refer to the whistle as a “bridge”.

Operant conditioning is, on the other hand, when the dolphin forms an association. The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), sometimes referred to as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including platypus is the sole living representative of its family (Ornithorhynchidae) and genus (Ornithorhynchus), though a number of related species appear in the fossil record.

Together with the four species of echidna, it Class: Mammalia. Dolphins (Early Bird Nature Books) Library Binding – March 1, by Leighton R. Taylor (Author), Norbert Wu (Illustrator) out of 5 stars 4 ratings.

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from /5(4). Positive reinforcement is when a behavior is followed by a desired consequence.

The term positive means that something desirable has been "added" to the situation (such as a desirable consequence). Preliminary Notes on Behaviour of a Blindfolded Free-Swimming Dolphin Performing a Target Echolocation Task in a Pool.- On the Two Auditory Subsystems in Dolphins.- A Proposed Echolocation Receptor for the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops mincatus): Modelling the Receive Directivity from Tooth and Lower Jaw Geometry Dolphin Communication.

Communication in bottlenose dolphins appears to be extensive and complex. A dolphin maintains an intricate social network that includes a few close associates (such as mothers and calves or pair-bonded males), plus more casual relationships with others who come and go within a larger group.

THE DOLPHIN STRESS TEST. This a simple test designed to indicate whether you have too much stress in your life. DIRECTIONS: You will see a picture of two dolphins. The two dolphins appear normal when viewed by a stress-free individual.

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This explains why they are the most accomplished all-around thinkers of the deep.differential reinforcement of alternative behavior (DRA) without an extinction component.

Seven children with developmental disabilities participated. We manipulated duration (Experiment 1), quality (Experiment 2), delay (Experiment 3), or a combination of each (Experiment 4), such that reinforcement favored appropriate behavior rather than problem.Effectiveness of Dolphin-Assisted Therapy as a Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Disabilities Tracy L.

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