All thumbs?

Federico Sanabria, Peter R. Killeen

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In this otherwise insightful line of investigation, some aspects of rules of thumb (RoT) remain underspecified: their evolution and function, how they are selected for a task, how they are learned, and the dependence of their apparent simplicity on their embodiment and context. Theories of operant and respondent conditioning may serve as the theoretical framework required to flesh out those details.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-145
Number of pages3
JournalBehavioural processes
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 31 2005


  • Animal models
  • Conditioning (psychology)
  • Decision making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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