Rats Tend to Value Reinforcement More Than Information
Midwestern Psychological Association
Unlike what had been previously demonstrated with pigeons, rats chose stimuli that did not provide information about whether reinforcement was forthcoming each trial [and associated with a higher (50%) probability of reinforcement] over informative stimuli associated with a lower (20%) probability of reinforcement.
Dayna March and Daren H. Kaiser (2011).
Rats Tend to Value Reinforcement More Than Information. Presented at Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.