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Analysis of the content of configural representations: the role of associatively evoked and trace memories.
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PMID:  20731501     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Two experiments examined the content of configural learning in rats. In Experiment 1, after simple pre-exposure to two hybrid contexts (AB and CD), rats acquired a configural discrimination involving two of the contexts (A and C) and two auditory stimuli (X and Y; AX→food, AY→no food, CX→no food, and CY→food). When rats were then placed in context B, they were more likely to respond to X than Y, and when they were placed in context D the reverse was the case. Experiment 2 demonstrated that rats can acquire a configural discrimination involving the presence of context (A) and its memory trace (a; AX→food, AY→no food, aX→no food, and aY→food). These results show that associatively provoked memories (Experiment 1) and memory traces (Experiment 2) can participate in configural discriminations.
Tzu-Ching E Lin; R C Honey
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Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1939-2184     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7504289     Medline TA:  J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  501-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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2010 APA, all rights reserved
School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Tower Building, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT, United Kingdom.
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