operant level

operant level

the frequency or form of a performance under baseline conditions before any systematic conditioning procedures are introduced.
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However, the operant level of a response to a single operandum sometimes becomes too high in humans.
If infants kick or lever press at a rate greater than operant level, then we infer that they recognize the cue; if they do not respond above operant level, then we infer that they do not recognize it.
they fail to respond above operant level on the long-term test), we can use a reactivation procedure to alleviate their forgetting.
Infants who were tested in either context A or context C, however, responded significantly above operant level (see Figure 4), indicating that the original learning was still intact.