Pigeon Superstition Experiment

Aardstralen, wateraders, wichelroeden, leylijnen, Loch Ness, hypnose, UFO-meldingen, complottheorieën, het Mars gezicht, buitenaardse wezens, aliens, buitennatuurlijk graancircels, de Yeti, ...

Pigeon Superstition Experiment

Berichtdoor On track! » 13 nov 2010, 12:10


Dit is de openingscene van de film MR Nobody.

In 1948, behavioural psychologist B.F. Skinner published an article in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, in which he described his pigeons exhibiting what appeared to be superstitious behaviour. One pigeon was making turns in its cage, another would swing its head in a pendulum motion, while others also displayed a variety of other behaviours. Because these behaviours were all done ritualistically in an attempt to receive food from a dispenser, even though the dispenser had already been programmed to release food at set time intervals regardless of the pigeons' actions, Skinner believed that the pigeons were trying to influence their feeding schedule by performing these actions. He then extended this as a proposition regarding the nature of superstitious behaviour in humans.
"Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise."
-Bertrand Russell-
Avatar gebruiker
On track!
Berichten: 762
Geregistreerd: 31 mei 2010, 09:59
Woonplaats: Gent

Keer terug naar Fictie of werkelijkheid?

Wie is er online

Gebruikers op dit forum: Geen geregistreerde gebruikers. en 1 gast