One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Conditioning in which the conditioned response has not been reinforced by reward or punishment, but is a modified instinctive response to certain stimuli.
- ‘After a week of acclimation to the cages (when food was provided by a separate feeder), birds were induced to peck the response keys by a standard autoshaping procedure.’
- ‘There were significant differences in rate of acquisition of lever pressing during the autoshaping training between different groups of rats.’
- ‘In this video, a pigeon that has initially undergone autoshaping training is placed on an omission schedule.’
- ‘So directing prey handling behaviour at a signal for food is pretty normal behaviour, just an example of autoshaping.’
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