Originally published in 1979, this volume contains chapters prepared following a conference at SUNY- Binghamton in 1977. The conference was the outcome of exciting new developments that had occurred in the ontogeny of learning and memory at the time, as well as a long-standing friendship between the editors. Many changes had taken place in the years leading up to this volume and there were now many more researchers active in the field. This volume reflected the rapidly changing state of this research area at the time and includes early contributions from researchers now well established in the field.
Preface. 1. Jay S. Rosenblatt The Sensorimotor and Motivational Bases of Early Behavioral Development of Selected Altricial Mammals 2. Elliot M. Blass, John T. Kenny, Michael Stoloff, John P. Bruno, Martin H. Teicher and W.G. Hall Motivation, Learning, and Memory in the Ontogeny of Suckling in Albino Rats 3. Paul M. Bronstein The Stimulus Control of Locomotor Persistence in Rat Pups 4. Byron A. Campbell and Donald J. Stehouwer Ontogeny of Habituation and Sensitization in the Rat 5. Z. Michael Nagy Development of Learning and Memory Processes in Infant Mice 6. Linda Patia Spear The Use of Psychopharmacological Procedures To Analyse the Ontogeny of Learning and Retention: Issues and Concerns 7. Jerry W. Rudy and Martin D. Cheatle Ontgeny of Associative Learning: Acquisition of Odor Aversions by Neonatal Rats 8. Abram Amsel The Ontogeny of Appetitive Learning and Persistence in the Rat 9. Ralph R. Miller and Alvin M. Berk Sources of Infantile Amnesia 10. Xenia Coulter The Determinants of Infantile Amnesia 11. William C. Gordon Age: Is It a Constraint on Memory Content? 12. David C. Riccio and Vahram Haroutunian Some Approaches to the Alleviation of Ontogenetic Memory Deficits. Author Index. Subject Index.