An associative analysis of object memory

Robinson, Jasper and Bonardi, Charlotte (2014) An associative analysis of object memory. Behavioural Brain Research, 285 . pp. 1-9. ISSN 1872-7549

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Different aspects of recognition memory in rodents are commonly assessed using variants of the spontaneous object recognition procedure in which animals explore objects that differ in terms of their novelty, recency, or where they have previously been presented. The present article describes three standard variants of this procedure, and outlines a theory of associative learning, SOP [1] which can offer an explanation of performance on all three types of task. The implications of this for theoretical interpretations of recognition memory and the procedures used to explore it are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Associative learning; Discrimination; Object recognition; Pavlovian conditioning; Priming; Recognition memory
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Science > School of Psychology
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Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 09:53
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 07:46

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