Monday, October 19, 2009

PigeonRank: Online Search System

Looking to add a little fun to your lecture on Operant Conditioning? At some point in your discussions of the practical uses of conditioning have your students read through Google's explanation of their PigeonRank technology at, then sit back and wait to see how long it takes for them to get to the very last line printed in red.

This would be especially effective after a discussion of Skinner's proposals in WWII to use specially trained pigeons as a "guidance system" in missiles. For more information on that concept go to:

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