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CL+Fa10+L16+_+17+_Ch+11_-S - Conditioning & Learning:...

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Conditioning & Learning: Conditioning & Learning: Lectures 16 & 17 Lectures 16 & 17 Comparative Cognition: Memory Mechanisms (Ch 11)
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Comparative Cognition: Memory Comparative Cognition: Memory Mechanisms (Ch 11) Mechanisms (Ch 11) I. What is Comparative Cognition? II. Animal Memory Paradigms III. Memory Mechanisms IV. Forgetting
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I. What is Comparative Cognition? I. What is Comparative Cognition? Cognitive ethology : animals are capable of conscious thought & intentionality; most comprehensive perspective Comparative cognition : theoretical constructs & models used to explain aspects of behavior unexplainable by simple S-R/reflex mechanisms; does not imply awareness, consciousness, or verbal reasoning; employs simplest possible explanation available for behavior Beware projections! Internal/mental representations inferred via
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II. Animal Memory Paradigms II. Animal Memory Paradigms Delayed Matching to Sample Spatial Memory in Mazes
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II. Animal Memory Paradigms: Intro II. Animal Memory Paradigms: Intro Memory : current behavior based on some aspect of earlier experience Acquisition : subjects exposed to certain stimuli/information Retention interval : information retained for period of time Retrieval : test for reactivation of original acquisition info Studies of learning concerned w/ manipulations of acquisition conditions, while memory studies more interested in retention & retrieval Procedural memory : knowledge about relationships among features of environ & mediates learning of behav Episodic memory : memory of specific events Table 1. Comparison of Learning & Memory Experiments
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II. Animal Memory Paradigms: II. Animal Memory Paradigms: Hunter’s (1913) study of memory in rats, raccoons & dogs: Trained Ss to associate light above goal box (1 of 3) w/ food Imposed varying levels of delay after light turned off Longer delay, less likely to choose correct box Working memory (WM) : info retained long enough to complete task, then discarded Reference memory : long-term retention of info necessary for successful use of incoming & recently acquired info
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II. Animal Memory Paradigms: Delayed II. Animal Memory Paradigms: Delayed
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