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Are You In A Relationship With Unpredictable Rewards? | Bellésprit Magazine
There was once an experiment that was done with pigeons. In this experiment, the pigeons were divided into 3 groups. While each group was fed through having to peck a metal plate, not every group would experience the same result. The experiment is below: Group 1: The pigeons were trained that whenever they pecked a metal plate birdseed would come out. Then, the result was changed so that when the pigeons pecked on the metal plate, nothing would come out. At first, the birds would peck at the metal plate all the time to see if food would come out. However, the pigeons learned to expect, after a while, that if they kept tapping the plate nothing would happen. So, this group of pigeons eventually gave up. Group 2: The pigeons were trained that whenever they tapped a metal plate birdseed would come out. As the pigeons learned to trust that they could have birdseed whenever they pecked the plate, they learned to only peck at it whenever they felt hungry. Group 3: With this group of pigeons