Skinner boxSkinner box
A soundproof, light-resistant box or cage used in laboratories to isolate an animal for experiments in operant conditioning and usually containing only a bar or lever to be pressed by the animal to gain a reward, such as food, or to avoid a painful stimulus, such as a shock.
Origin of Skinner boxAfter Burrhus Frederick Skinner.
(plural Skinner boxes)
From Burrhus Frederick Skinner (1904-1990), its inventor.