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2/1/11 1 Today’s Plan Neurology – The brain – The neuron – Communication between neurons Challenging the behaviorists Some behaviorist assumptions 1) Any behavior can be trained equally easily 2) Reinforcement is necessary for learning 3) Learned behaviors = physical response patterns Do these assumptions hold up?
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2/1/11 2 Are all behaviors equally trainable? Predispositions matter – Operant conditioning examples Peck for food Flap to avoid shock (operant conditioning) – Classical conditioning example Food – poison loud noise - shock Is reinforcement required for learning? Latent learning = Learning without reinforcement Group 1 – not rewarded at all Group 2 – rewarded for all trials Group 3 – not rewarded for trials 1-10, but rewarded on trials 11-22 Group 4 – rewarded on trials 1-10, but not rewarded on trials 11-22 Which group most clearly demonstrates Latent Learning? A) Group 1 (no food)
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Unformatted text preview: B) Group 2 (food) C) Group 3 (food available) D) Group 4 (food removed) Remove this Barrier Add this one 2/1/11 3 2/1/11 4 "...the single most critical piece of equipment is still the researcher's own brain. All the equipment in the world will not help us if we do not know how to use it properly, which requires more than just knowing how to operate it. Aristotle would not necessarily have been more profound had he owned a laptop and known how to program. What is badly needed now, with all these scanners whirring away, is an understanding of exactly what we are observing, and seeing, and measuring, and wondering about." -Endel Tulving, interview in Cognitive Neuroscience (2002, Gazzaniga , Ivry & Mangun, Eds., NY: Norton, p. 323) 2/1/11 5 Important Landmarks 2/1/11 6 * * * * * * Processing Behavior Stimulus Input 2/1/11 7 Neuron: The Basic Cellular Working Unit 2/1/11 8 Assessing gross anatomy...
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course PSYC 1001 taught by Professor Lindemann during the Spring '11 term at Columbia College.

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