SPONTANEOUS ALTERNATION

11

an instinctive and successive alternation of responses between alternatives in a situation involving discrete choices. In a learning and memory experiment, a rat in an r maze tends to choose the left arm on one trial, the right arm on the next, the left arm again.

SPONTANEOUS ALTERNATION: "In spontaneous alternation a rat in a maze will use the left on a trial and then the right."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SPONTANEOUS ALTERNATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/spontaneous-alternation/ (accessed August 11, 2022).

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here