LP Lecture 8 - Topics for Wednesday Feb 17 Pavlovian...

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Topics for Wednesday, Feb 17 Pavlovian Sign-Tracking Loss of Self-Control
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Pavlovian Sign-Tracking Procedures
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Pavlovian Sign-Tracking CR
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Sign-Tracking Videos Video 1: Lever CS paired with Food US. Video 2: Alcohol Sipper CS paired with Food US. Video 3: Alcohol Sipper CS paired with Social US.
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Pavlovian Conditioning and Drug Addiction The Loss of Self-Control The Misbehavior of Organisms Sign-Tracking
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Fundamental to addiction Is the loss of self-control, the loss of free-will that accompanies the transition from rug use into drug abuse Drug abuse is marked by diminished control of drug-taking The drug abuser is unable to terminate a drug use episode
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Fundamental to Addiction Drug abuse is marked by diminished control of drug-taking. The drug abuser is unable to terminate a drug use episode.
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The Loss of Self-Control Scientific evidence reveals that a reliable cause of loss of self-control is repeated experience of a particular kind … pairings of an object followed by a reward. The effect is revealed by scientific studies of “misbehavior” and “sign tracking”
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The Misbehavior of Organisms Keller and Marian Breland were professional animal trainers. They successfully employed instrumental reward training procedures to train thousands of individual of animals, including several dozens of species to perform a variety of tasks They kept a careful log of their failures, which fell into an interesting pattern
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  • Spring '16
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