What is it about?

Perceptual Learning is the improvement in discrimination that comes after mere exposure to similar stimuli. This paper explores different measures of perceptual learning in animal research and uses several tests to assess generalization between the stimuli.

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Why is it important?

Our findings show that different measures, such as consumption level and licking analysis, aren't able to reflect equally the perceptual learning developed in animals after training. Besides, this article shows how some procedural aspects of training such as contingency or the kind of test used are relevant to reflect perceptual learning.

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This article has been written in collaboration with international professionals on the topic. More important is the first time perceptual learning is measured with licking technology.

Jesús Sánchez Plazas
Universidad de Granada

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This page is a summary of: Perceptual learning after rapidly alternating exposure to taste compounds: Assessment with different indices of generalization., Journal of Experimental Psychology Animal Learning and Cognition, July 2022, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/xan0000333.
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