Learning Processes Lab
Week2
Michelle C. Rosenthal
Overview
Experimental Design
OSHA
APA Writing
Habituation
Form experimental group
How to handle rats
Name your rat
Experiment 1: Week1
Data collection
Experimental Design
Question
Hypothesis an

Topics for Tuesday, Dec 8
Wagner-Rescorla Linear Operator
Model
CS-US Negative Correlation
Procedure
Negative CS-US Correlation
Does the Wagner-Rescorla Model predict
that the Negative Correlation procedure
will produce negative CS-US association?
Compare

Topics for Tuesday, Nov 3
Stimulus Control of Operant
Responding
Discrimination Learning
Successive Discrimination
Simultaneous Discrimination
Stimulus Control
The reinforcing outcome is presented only
if the subject performs the instrumental
response and

Solomon-Corbit Model
Accounting for the
Changes in Emotional Behavior
Algebraic Summation of
Opponent Physiological Processes
Feelings Trials 1 and 100
Opponent-Processes Determine
Feelings
According to the model, feelings are the
by-product of the algebr

Topics for Tuesday, Nov 10
What Constitutes Reinforcement?
Probability Differential Hypothesis
Response Deprivation Hypothesis
Dopamine Theory of Reinforcement
Instrumental Reinforcement
Effect
The food-deprived rat is hungry. To obtain the food
reward ou

What is Learning?
systematic
change in behavior that is due to
experience.
Learning is defined as a
Is Drug Addiction an
Example of Learning?
The behavior of the drug addict
changes dramatically as a function of
repeated experience with the
pleasurable ef

09/10/15: Lecture 2
Solomon was a pavlolvian
Corbit published things out of his lab about addicts
Solomon-Corbit Model: model of drug addiction based on habituation and sensitization
o SC Opponent Process Theory of Motivation
o SC Model of Affective Dy

Topics for Monday, March 30
Instrumental Procedures and
Instrumental Responses
Analysis of the Reinforcement
Effect
Instrumental (Operant)
Behavior
Is another form of simple
associative learning
Differs from pavlovian conditioning
in procedures employed a

Topics for Thursday, Dec 3
Wagner-Rescorla
Linear Operator Model
CS-US Zero Correlation
Procedure
In the previous lecture:
We applied the Wagner-Rescorla realtime linear-operator model to the
Positive Correlation procedure.
At the end of the 10th period,

Topics for Tuesday, Oct 6
Contingency Models of
CS-US Association
What causes the CS to become
associated with the US
Models of CS-US Association
1.
2.
CS-US Temporal Contiguity
Theory (Pavlov)
CS-US Contingency Theory
(Rescorla)
1.
2.
Delta P Contingency

Topics for Tues, Oct 20
Differences Between Subjects
in the Form of CR Expression
Sign-Trackers vs. Goal-Trackers
The Raccoon Stories
Individual Differences in the
Form of CR Expression
Sign-Trackers vs. Goal-Trackers
Pairings of lever CS with food US (i.

Solomon-Corbit Model
A model of drug addiction based on
Habituation and Sensitization
What is a model?
A model presents a view of the world that is
based on an organizing principle.
The organizing principle is designed to provide
a prism or looking glass

Topics for Tuesday, Oct 13
Properties of the Delta P
Contingency Model
Isocontingency Contours
CS-US Contingency Space
Another Problem
Effects of ITI Duration
A Closer Look at the
Delta P Contingency Model
.
According to the Delta P Contingency
Model, var

Topics for Tuesday, Sep 29
Properties of the Pavlovian CR
Pavlovian Conditioning and
Drug Addiction
Understanding Pavlovian
Conditioning
acquired reflex.
Involuntary .
You cannot control
.
Understanding Pavlovian
Conditioning
automatically triggered.
desp

Learning Processes
Lab Week4
Michelle C. Rosenthal
Overview
Presentations
Review data for experiment 1
Review paired t test
APA Writing
Intro to experiment 2
Review of t test
What is a sample?
What does p value mean?
One sample t-test:
H0: equal

Learning Processes
Lab Week 8
Michelle C. Rosenthal
Outline
Review experiments
Presentation
Review data for 2nd experiment
Reinforcement learning
results
Context cues
1st learning task:
Association between bar-pressing and food-reward
2nd learning t

LEARNING
PROCESSES LAB
WEEK3
Michelle C. Rosenthal
QUIZ TIME
Write down your name, RUID, NetID.
E.g., ABC DEF, 123456789, abc123
5 questions (2
15 minutes.
point each).
APA
WRITING
What is APA?
Writing format designed to standardize
scientific writing.

HABITUATION OF EXPLORATORY BEHAVIOR IN RATS
Habituation of Exploratory Behavior in Rats
Sergio Cuellar
Rutgers University
1
HABITUATION OF EXPLORATORY BEHAVIOR IN RATS
Introduction
This experiment includes the alteration of a rats cognitive map and its
ex

Topics for Tuesday, Sep 1
Dr. Tomie
Learning Processesg
(830:311:04)
Tuesday and Thursday
5:00 PM 6:20 PM
Pharmacy 115
Dr. Tomies Contact
Information
Office: Room 103-A, Center of Alcohol Studies (next
to Wright Chemistry Labs)
Office Hours: Tuesday, 2:00

Topics for Thursday, Oct 8
Real World Examples of
CS-US Contingency Effects
A Real World Example of
Contiguity and Contingency
In the laboratory,
In the real world,
A Real World Example of
Contiguity and Contingency
Are signaling effects in the real world

Topics for Thursday, Oct 29
Control Group for
Instrumental (Operant) Learning
Yoked Control Procedure
Superstitious Responding
Instrumental (Operant) Behavior
Is another form of simple associative
learning.
Differs from Pavlovian Conditioning
in the proce

Topics for Thursday, Dec 10
Wagner-Rescorla Linear Operator
Model
ITI Duration Effect
Blocking Effect
Inter-Trial Interval (ITI) Duration
For a given number of CS-US pairings, CR
performance is a positive function of mean ITI
duration.
Longer mean ITI dur

Topics for Tuesday, Nov 24
Problems with
CS-US Contingency Models
Trial Spacing Effect
Blocking Effect
CS-US Contingency Models
Fail to Predict
Conditioning of the context.
Effects the duration of the intertrial
interval (ITI).
Blocking effect in compound

Solomon-Corbit Model of
Addiction
The Unpleasant or Aversive US
Addictive Behavior of:
Sky-Divers
Workout Warriors
Students
Combat Veterans
Review of the
Solomon-Corbit Model
The emotional response (subjective
emotional
state) that follows the Onset
of th

Topics for Thursday, Oct 1
Models of CS-US Association
What causes the CS to become
associated with the US?
The CS-US Association
What causes the CS to
become associated with the
US?
Models of CS-US association:
CS-US Temporal Contiguity Theory (Pavlov)
C

Topics for Tuesday, Oct 27
Control Groups for Learning
Pseudoconditioning in Pavlovian Paradigms
CR-like Responding
Not due to CS-US Association
Inhibitory Pavlovian Conditioning
Pseudo-CRs
The acquisition function may contain
true pavlovian CRs(due to CS

Topics for Wednesday, Feb 3
Solomon-Corbit Model
Accounting for the
Changes in Emotional Behavior
Algebraic Summation of
Opponent Physiological Processes
Solomon Corbit Model of
Addiction
Use opponent process approach
Solomon-Corbit Model of Addiction
Fee

Topics for Monday, Jan 25
What is Learning?
Change in Behavior Due to Experience
Example: Behavior of the Drug Addict
What is Learning?
systematic
change in behavior that is due to
experience.
Learning is defined as a
IN order to provide evidence of learn

Topics for Wednesday, Jan 20
Dr. Tomie
Learning Processes
(830:311:03)
Monday and Wednesday
3:20 PM 4:40 PM
Beck Hall Aud
Dr. Tomies Contact
Information
Office: Room 103-A, Center of Alcohol Studies (next
to Wright Chemistry Labs)
Office Hours: Wednesday,

Topics for Thursday, Oct 15
Another CS-US Contingency
Model
Phi Coefficient of CoDetermination
Based on Chi Square
Phi Coefficient of CoDetermination
Chi Square
Test of Statistical Deviation
Chi Square Matrix
2 x 2 Template
X = 0.5, Y = 0.0
Chi Square Mat

Topics for Thursday, Nov 5
Background Contextual Stimuli
Evidence of Context-US
Association
Effects of US-Only Pretraining
Conditioned Place Preference
Control by Non-Traditional
CSs
Traditionally, the CS is a discrete, punctate,
exteroceptive stimulus, s