International Conference on Comparative Cognition

Conference on Comparative Cognition

March 17 to March 20, 1994


All meetings and receptions held at the Melbourne Oceanfront Holiday Inn.

Thursday. March 17, 1994

  • 5-6pm, Welcome after check-in

8-9 pm, 5-min talks , Data Blitz, Chair: Ed Wasserman

  • Mark Bouton & James Nelson. Effect of Context on Inhibition Arising From Serial and Simultaneous Feature-Negative Discriminations.
  • Robert G. Cook. Dynamic form perception.
  • Suzanne MacDonald. Do marmoset monkeys minimize time or distance travelled while foraging?
  • Mark Rilling & Mark Warner. Directing the pigeon's spatial attention across contours.
  • Janice N. Steirn & Janice E. Weaver. Common coding through nonhedonic differential outcomes.
  • Jerry Cohen & Janet Murray. Can rats chunk in the radial arm maze?
  • Robert Batsell. US Preexposure and retention of taste aversions.
  • Robert C. Bolles & Michael E. Wilson. Discrimination learning with delayed reinforcement.
  • Chana Akins & Michael Domjan. Topographical changes in sexually conditioned behavior as a function of the CS-US interval.

9:00-10:00 pm, 30-min talks, Theory of Instrumental Learning, Chair: Ron Weisman

  • A. Dickinson. Actions and habits: variations in the motivational control of instrumental performance with extended training.
  • B. Balleine. Mechanisms of incentive learning in instrumental outcome devaluation.

Friday. March 18, 1994

4:00-6:00 pm, 30-min talks, Temporal and Spatial Cognition, Chair: Ron Weisman

  • Paula Durlach. How do rats tell time?
  • Gregor Fetterman, Leon Dreyfus. The perception of temporal relations by pigeons and people
  • Marcia L. Spetch. Characteristics of spatial landmark learning
  • Bill Roberts, Todd Macuda. Hierarchical organization and chunking in rat spatial memory.

8:00-10:00 pm, 30-min talks, Associative learning I, Chair: Mark Bouton

  • John Pearce, A. Aydin. Similarity and discrimination learning
  • Andy Baker. Superconditioning, or perhaps it's contrast, in contingency judgements.
  • Charles Flaherty, Cynthia Coppotelli & Colin Mitchell. Selective Associations in Anticipatory Contrast?
  • R.A. Boakes. Contextual factors in food aversion learning

Saturday, March 20, 1994

4:30-6:00 pm, 30-min talks, Associative learning II, Chair: Mark Bouton

  • Ralph R. Miller, R. Cole & R. Barnet. Conditioned inhibition revisited
  • Geoffrey Hall. Mechanisms of perceptual learning.
  • Wayne Ludvigson. Now that S-R psychology is back, what have we learned?

7:30-9:30 pm, 30-min talks, Classification of exemplars, Chair: Ed Wasserman

  • N.J. Mackintosh, C.H. Bennet, M.R.F. Aitken, S. Wills, & A. Maldonado. Peak shift and prototypes in categorization.
  • Ron Weisman, M. Negovan, S. Ito, & D. Mewhort. Neural network models for the categorization of pitches.
  • Shelia Chase & Eric G. Heinemann. An exemplar theory of pattern recognition.

9:30-10:00 pm, 30-min talk, Survival of the discipline, Chair: Ron Weisman

  • Edward Wasserman. Strategies for re-vitalizing the field of comparative cognition

10:00 pm - 1:00 am. Party time

Sunday. March 21, 1994

9:00-10:00 am, 30-min talks, Comparative Cognition, Chair: Marcia Spetch

  • Sarah T. Boysen. Porkbelly cognition: New investments toward a comparative perspective.

10:10-12:10 noon. Coding Processes, Chair: Marcia Spetch

  • Thomas R. Zentall, Lou M. Sherburne & Karen L. Roper. The problem of 'instructions' in animal memory research.
  • Stephen B. Fountain & James D. Rowan. Coding of hierarchical organization in rat and human serial-pattern learning.
  • Karyl B. Swartz, Sharon A. Himmanen & H.S. Terrace. Strategies for learning and executing lists by list-sophisticated monkeys.
  • David MacEwen. Coding strategy depends on retention interval: Utilization of dual coding strategies with compound stimuli.