Friday, April 10, 2009

B.F. Skinner's Rats & Pigeons in B.F. Skinner's Mazes

B.F. Skinner (the famous behaviorist) wasn't interested in the internal mechanisms of the rats and pigeons in his mazes. B.F. Skinner was interested only (he said, as I recall) in the responses of his animals to positive and negative inputs (rewards).

But B.F. Skinner's animals would not have responded the way they did in the past if someone had snipped the chains of neurons and axons (or whatnot) that transmitted sensory signals from the animals' environments to the innards of the animals that B.F. Skinner (said he) didn't care about.

So what does this have to do with proficiency testing of experts?

the dynamic evidence page

coming soon: the law of evidence on Spindle Law

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