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Related to insight learning: latent learning
the grasp of the solution to a problem without the intervening series of the trial and error steps that are associated with most types of learning (for example, a monkey housed behind the bars of a cage who, without proceeding through countless hours of futile attempts with one stick or the other, fits two sticks together to retrieve a banana outside the distance measured by either stick alone).
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insight learningthe production of a new and adaptive response as a result of'insight’. For example, presented with a bunch of bananas that is too high to reach, chimpanzees will pile up boxes, or fit two sticks together in order to get them.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005