Eccentric stimuli on multiple fixed-interval schedules.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The effects of presenting a different ("eccentric") stimulus for one interval during either or both components of a cyclic multiple fixed-interval fixed-interval schedule, with 12 short and four long intervals per cycle, were studied in three experiments. Eccentric stimuli in the short-interval component reliably produced a persistent, substantial elevation in key-peck rate. The effect appears to depend on schedule context and an initial "disinhibiting" effect of the eccentric stimulus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kello, JE; Innis, NK; Staddon, JE

Published Date

  • March 1, 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 233 - 240

PubMed ID

  • 16811844

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1333344

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-3711

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1901/jeab.1975.23-233


  • eng