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Learning to Learn, Learning Set and Error Factor

Please explain what Harlow meant by "Learning to learn.? What are a learning set and an error factor?

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1. Please explain what Harlow meant by "Learning to learn.? What are a learning set and an error factor?

Learning to learn. Harry Harlow showed us that monkeys can become very smart at learning a general strategy that helps to solve new problems. He presented his monkeys with a series of two-object problems using "junk items" from a "dime store" (small toys and novelty items). Each problem involved presenting a pair of objects, with one of them designated as correct (S+) and one as incorrect (S-). A specific pair was presented for a series of trials until the problem was solved. There was no way to tell which was the S+ except by trying on the first trial that pair was presented.

o After they monkeys had had 8 of these problems, they showed that were starting to learn something MORE than just which one of each pair was correct -- they were learning to solve a ...

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This solution explains what Harlow meant by "Learning to learn", as well as explains the two concepts learning set and an error factor.

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