we are Kelleher’s monkeys :(

Glastonbury tickets when on sale at 8pm this evening, 6 hours later i & many thousands of others are still redailing the number and attempting to connect to the website. 🙁

This sort of reminded me of something..

In an experiment by Kelleher (1958) chimpanzees had to press a key 125 times in order to receive a single token, and when they had collected 50 tokens they were allowed to push then all into a slot in order to receive food. In this experiment, therefore, the effect of the token reinforcers was sufficiently strong that they were able to reinforce a sequence of more than 6000 responses.
p93 Animal Learning & Cognition – JM Pearce

when i first learnt that I could scare credit it, now i know exactly how they felt. 🙄

but let’s hope it is not someones replication of a study by Orne

Update 05:46

After 9 & 1 1/2 hours, I finally got my peanuts! 😀

About caspar

Caspar is just one monkey among billions. Battering his keyboard without expectations even of peanuts, let alone of aping the Immortal Bard. By day he is an infantologist at Birkbeck Babylab, by night he runs BabyLaughter.net
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