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Table 1 Training and testing schedule for reinforcer magnitude matching task (Experiment 1B) Subjects were trained to respond on two levers (designated A and B) separately and then concurrently under interval schedules of reinforcement. In sessions 8–27, their preference for reinforcers of different magnitudes was assessed. The third column, labelled 'fA', indicates the fraction of responses that would be allocated to lever A [i.e. A/(A+B)] were the subject to obey the matching law [31]. All concurrent (two-lever) schedules were subject to a 2 s changeover delay (COD), described in the Methods.

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Day Condition fA Lever A Lever B
1 One-lever training -- RI-2s, 1-pellet reinforcer absent
2 One-lever training -- absent RI-2s, 1-pellet reinforcer
3 One-lever training -- RI-15s, 1-pellet reinforcer absent
4 One-lever training -- absent RI-15s, 1-pellet reinforcer
5 One-lever training -- RI-30s, 1-pellet reinforcer absent
6 One-lever training -- absent RI-30s, 1-pellet reinforcer
7 Two-lever training 0.5 RI-30s, 1-pellet reinforcer RI-30s, 1-pellet reinforcer
8–11 1:1 magnitude 0.5 RI-60s, 1-pellet reinforcer RI-60s, 1-pellet reinforcer
12–19 4:1 magnitude 0.8 RI-60s, 4-pellet reinforcer RI-60s, 1-pellet reinforcer
20–27 1:4 magnitude 0.2 RI-60s, 1-pellet reinforcer RI-60s, 4-pellet reinforcer