This book, based on the Flowerree Mardi Gras Symposium at Tulane University, juxtaposes contemporary research and theory from several areas of animal learning -- learning theory, comparative cognition, animal models of human behavior, and functional neurology. Investigators pursuing these different routes often work in isolation of progress being made in, what should be, related fields. This book will acquaint students and researchers with a variety of topics, ordinarily treated separately, in a way that will stimulate integrative thinking. Cognitive interpretations of animal learning are included, as well as recent developments in conditioning theory, physiological bases of learning, animal models of human behavior problems, and psychopharmacology.
"The volume does an excellent job of presenting emerging cross-discipline research programs…. ….It is not easy in such a diversity to maintain a sense of unity , but this volume succeeds in doing so….The editors have performed their duties extremely well…. the organization is excellent at several levels…"
Contents: R. Richardson, D.C. Riccio, Memory Processes, ACTH, and Extinction Phenomena. M.E. Bouton, Context and Retrieval in Extinction and in Other Examples of Interference in Simple Associative Learning. A.R. Delamater, V.M. LoLordo, Event Revaluation Procedures and Associative Structures in Pavlovian Conditioning. R.R. Miller, N.J. Grahame, Expression of Learning. T.R. Zentall, P.J. Urcuioli, P. Jackson-Smith, J.N. Steirn, Memory Strategies in Pigeons. J.M. Pearce, The Acquisition of Concrete and Abstract Categories in Pigeons. M.R. D'Amato, Comparative Cognition: Processing of Serial Order and Serial Pattern. M.S. Fanselow, F.J. Helmstetter, D.J. Calcagnetti, Parallels Between the Behavioral Effects of Dimethoxy-beta-carboline (DMCM) and Conditioned Fear Stimuli. C.F. Flaherty, Incentive Contrast and Selected Animal Models of Anxiety. L. Dachowski, M.M. Brazier, Consummatory Incentive Contrast: Experimental Design Relationships and Deprivation Effects. T.W. Berger, J.L. Bassett, W.B. Orr, Multiple Memory Systems in the Mammalian Brain Involved in Classical Conditioning. B.S. Kapp, C.G. Markgraf, A. Wilson, J.P. Pascoe, W.F. Supple, Contribution of the Amygdala and Anatomically-Related Structures to the Acquisition and Expression of Aversively Conditioned Responses. T.J. Walsh, J.J. Chrobak, Animal Models of Alzheimer's Disease: Role of Hippocampal Cholinergic Systems in Working Memory. C.F. Flaherty, L. Dachowski, Brain, Emotion, and Cognition: An Overview.