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Other works are less abstract, including Skinner Box Pigeons, a small painting of the birds, and Stairs, another small painting of a staircase leading up a rocky landscape to an arched gateway.
In the Skinner box, rats had to remember the location of a lever for short periods of up to 30 seconds.
The box in Beyond the Box is not the organism as "black box" but the Skinner box or operant chamber, Skinner's invention for studying the behavior of nonhuman animals, such as rats.