Applications Of Scalar Timing To Foraging Problems

My aim in this section is to review examples where the scalar timing model has successfully been applied to some of the optimal foraging problems previously described. The general strategy has been to incorporate the perceptual error produced by the scalar timing model as an explicit psychological constraint in conventional optimal foraging models, and to explore whether the modified models do a better job of explaining observed behavior than their unconstrained counterparts. I shall describe how the basic scalar timing model is modified to cope with different foraging problems and highlight the benefits in understanding that have resulted. Although the following studies all tackle foraging problems that have been identified in animals in their natural habitats, the experiments described all involve analogs of these foraging problems translated to the operant laboratory. In attempting to replicate the natural foraging problems, the schedules developed for study in the lab are

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