Goldfish (carassius auratus) matching geometric and featural cues

A reinterpretation of some of the data of vargas, lópez, salas, and thinus-blanc (2004)

Ken Cheng*

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    Abstract

    Vargas, López, Salas, and Thinus-Blanc (2004) showed that goldfish (Carassius auratus) can use both geometric and featural cues in relocating a target corner in a rectangular enclosure. When featural cues (arrangement of striped walls) were put in conflict with geometric cues, results differed according to target location during training. Vargas, López, et al. explained the results of their cue conflict in terms of 2 different strategies: mapping and cue guidance. I provide an alternative, more parsimonious interpretation in which the same strategy of attempting to match as many cues as possible applies to both cases.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)455-457
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Comparative Psychology
    Volume119
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

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