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Lecture 5: What is learned in excitatory conditioning? Reprise What is excitatory conditioning Appetitive conditioning Aversive conditioning What is learned? Behavioral defnition: S-R theory Cognitive defnition: Stimulus substitution theory Testing theories of excitatory conditioning Properties of excitatory conditioning: The Form oF the CR
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light food t ---> NOTE THAT the orienting declines with continued light- food pairings. BUT does that reduction reflect learning about the light -food association? NOTE THAT: exposure to the CS can cause changes in behavior…
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light food t ---> NOTE THAT: exposure to the CS can cause changes in behavior… How can we tell? One way is to use a control group that gets the light presented alone. If a similar change occurs to the light when it is not paired with food then we should doubt that this change in behavior is due to learning
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light food t ---> BUT the reduction in orienting is very unlikely , therefore, to be specific to E1 E2 learning NOTE THAT: exposure to the CS can cause changes in behavior…
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NOTE: An approach response is recorded whenever the rat puts its head into the receptacle where the food is delivered light food NOTE that, nevertheless, other responses may well reflect learning about the light–food association …
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What is learning in excitatory conditioning? Behavioral defnition: Learning is an enduring change in behavior Cognitive defnition: Learning is the formation of a novel mental structure [that is only indirectly manifest in behavior]
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