Animal Learning: An Introduction (Introductions to Modern by Stephen F Walker

By Stephen F Walker

An advent to animal studying because it has been studied in glossy experimental psychology, with an ancient advent to the nature/nurture arguement in either animal and human psycholgy. contains dialogue of habituation, classical (Pavlovian) and instrumental (operant) conditioning, perceptual and discrimination studying, and reminiscence and cognition within the context of animal behaviour.

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Habituation and sensitization in the spinal cord Thompson and Spencer proposed in an influential theoretical paper in 1966 that the hindlimb flexion reflex of the acute spinal cat should be used ‘as a model system for analysis of the neuronal mechanisms involved in habituation and sensitization’. Following on from the pioneering studies of Sherrington (1906) on spinal reflexes, the recommended object of study was the twitching of a muscle in the hindlimb of a decerebrate cat with a complete transection of the spinal cord at the 12th thoracic vertebra, in response to electric shocks delivered to the skin of the limb every 10 seconds.

However, exposure to the stimulus in the first instance will have elicited increased attention to it, and according to (v) above, familiarity with a stimulus implies that the perceiver possesses a neuronal model, or memory of it, that ‘registers not only the elementary, but also the complex properties of the signal’ which include temporal relationships (Sokolov, 1975, p. 218). Thus, if an already familiar stimulus acquires new significance — for instance, by a change in context, or by changes in internal or external motivational factors — the existence of a preformed neuronal model may improve perceptual performance.

After Asratyan (1953). In order to study psychological effects on digestive secretions more thoroughly, it was enough to measure the effects of selected artificial stimuli on volume of salivation, and this could be accomplished by means of a minor operation to lead salivation out through a tube in the dog’s cheek. 1). The acquisition of conditioned reflexes A wide variety of experimental stimuli were used in Pavlov’s experiments bells, buzzers, pure tones, and the sounds of musical instruments, presentation of illuminated visual patterns, or the sight of gradually rotating objects.

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