By Sherman Hollar
Age variety: eight - 12 Years
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 the range of Animal existence 12
Chapter 2 class and behaviour 33
Chapter three Animals with no Backbones 50
Chapter four Animals with Backbones 61
For additional information 80
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In contrast, an African grey parrot learned to use human speech sounds to label arbitrary objects shown it (Pepperberg, 1981), a task more comparable to that of the dolphin. While the number of objects labeled by the dolphin was less than that of the parrot and far less than the number of gestural labels used by chimps (R. A. Gardner and Gardner, 1984), the training time given to the dolphin Ake in this task was not as extensive as that for the other species, nor were the sounds chosen as labels as distinct as one would like in working toward increased repertoire size (Richards, 1986).
If the referenced object was absent, then the required response was to press the No paddle, regardless of whether the sentence was an imperative or an interrogative. 5%) of 324 imperative or interrogative sentences given her. 0%) of 108 trials. The imperative and interrogative forms were easily differentiated, as measured by the complete restriction of responses to the Yes and No paddles when given the interrogative form, and by the proper execution of action responses when given imperatives referring to an object that was present.
2%). Two of the errors were to PIPE exemplars, two to WATER exemplars, and one to a BALL exemplar. Thus, no name failed to show generalization, giving evidence of transfer of a name to new exemplars of the class of object referenced. d . Contexr Generalization. Context generalization entails extending the responses trained in one context to different contexts. Context variations included 28 LOUIS M . HERMAN the frequent use of different trainers, haphazard distribution of objects in the tank, different numbers of paired objects (paired objects allowed for the use of modifiers), and unpredictable sequences of sentences.
A Closer Look at the Animal Kingdom (Introduction to Biology - Britannica Digital Learning) (1st Edition) by Sherman Hollar