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Nov 13, 2017

Two trainable chickens?Medical education is primarily a didactic experience with extensive correction of mistakes. Yet when you consider human performance metrics it is really important to remember that humans are mammals. The science of animal training has been perfected since B. F. Skinner first brought the ideas of respondent behavior and operant behavior together under one animal behavior umbrella. Which specialty is now training residents and medical students with chicken clicker training techniques? Orthopedic surgeons. Let's see how it works.


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N.B. Do you think the Levy et al publication was the inspiration for this creation by ZDoggMD?

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 Sidhom, G., Why GANs Give Artificial Intelligence Wonderful and Scary Capabilities?, August 23, 2017, Orange Silicon Valley Blog.