A laboratory simulation of foraging behavior: the effect of search rate on the probability of detecting prey.


Journal Article

Human subjects searched for a target character ("prey') among an array of background characters displayed on the screen of a small computer. The search rate was controlled by changing the display duration while prey crypticity was varied by changing the background. The results of these experiments provide support for a model we previously developed to elucidate the behavior of predators searching for cryptic prey. -from Authors

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gendron, RP; Staddon, JER

Published Date

  • January 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 124 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 407 - 415

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-0147

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/284281

Citation Source

  • Scopus