- OXFORD LIBRARY OF PSYCHOLOGY
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- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editors
- Grouping and Segmentation in Human and Nonhuman Primates
- Seeing What Is Not ThereIllusion, Completion, and Spatiotemporal Boundary Formation in Comparative Perspective
- The Cognitive Chicken: Visual and Spatial Cognition in a Non-mammalian Brain
- New Perspectives on Absolute Pitch in Birds and Mammals
- Reaction-time Explorations of Visual Perception, Attention, and Decision in Pigeons
- The Competition for Attention in Humans and Other Animals
- Establishing Frames of Reference for Finding Hidden GoalsThe Use of Multiple Spatial Cues by Nonhuman Animals and People
- Contemporary Thought on the Environmental Cues that Affect Causal Attribution
- Associative Accounts of Causality Judgments
- Rational RatsCausal Inference and Representation
- ContrastA More Parsimonious Account of Cognitive Dissonance Effects
- Methodological Issues in Comparative Memory Research
- Memory Processing
- The Questions of Temporal and Spatial Displacement in Animal Cognition
- Animal Metacognition
- A Comparative Analysis of Episodic Memory: Cognitive Mechanisms and Neural Substrates
- Spatial, Temporal, and Associative Behavioral Functions Associated with Different Subregions of the Hippocampus
- Arthropod NavigationAnts, Bees, Crabs, Spiders Finding Their Way
- Comparative Spatial CognitionEncoding of Geometric Information from Surfaces and Landmark Arrays
- <b>Corvid CachingThe Role of Cognition</b>
- <b>Behavioristic, Cognitive, Biological, and Quantitative Explanations of Timing</b>
- <b>Sensitivity to TimeImplications for the Representation of Time</b>
- Comparative Cognition of Number Representation
- Similarities Between Temporal and Numerosity Discriminations
- A Modified Feature Theory as an Account of Pigeon Visual Categorization
- Artificial Categories and Prototype Effects in Animals
- Relational Discrimination Learning in Pigeons
- Similarity and Difference in the Conceptual Systems of PrimatesThe Unobservability Hypothesis
- Spatial PatternsBehavioral Control and Cognitive Representation
- The Organization of Sequential BehaviorConditioning, Memory, and Abstraction
- The Comparative Psychology of Ordinal Knowledge
- Truly Random Operant RespondingResults and Reasons
- From Momentary Maximizing to Serial Response Times and Artificial Grammar Learning
- Intelligences and BrainsAn Evolutionary Bird’s-Eye View
- Transitive Inference in Nonhuman Animals
- Dolphin Problem Solving
- “What” and “Where” Analysis and Flexibility in Avian Visual Cognition
- What Is Challenging About Tool Use? The Capuchin’s Perspective
- Social Learning in RatsHistorical Context and Experimental Findings
- Inter-species Social Learning in DogsThe Inextricable Roles of Phylogeny and Ontogeny
- Social LearningStrategies, Mechanisms, and Models
- Chimpanzee Social Cognition in Early LifeComparative–Developmental Perspective
- Social Learning and Culture in Primates: Evidence from Free-Ranging and Captive Populations
- Postscript: An Essay on the Study of Cognition in Animals
Abstract and Keywords
Recent work suggests that sequential behavior depends on multiple concurrent processes including conditioning, memory, and abstraction. To determine whether multiple behavioral processes act concurrently to produce sequential behavior, we study forms of sequential behavior that are sufficiently complex that they are likely to recruit multiple behavioral processes concurrently. Evidence from both behavioral and neurobehavioral studies is presented that supports the view that, in addition to encoding information about the nature of sequential items, rats also concurrently abstract rules from hierarchical patterns and interleaved patterns, employ chunking processes that are sensitive to phrasing cues, and encode information about the serial position of sequential events. Thus, evidence supports the view that rats concurrently track multiple interoceptive, exteroceptive, and cognitive sources of information to organize their behavior through time.
Keywords: sequential behavior, sequential learning, serial-pattern learning, rule learning, associative learning, chunking, phrasing, hierarchical pattern learning, interleaved pattern learning, concurrent cognitive processing, MK-801, dizocilpine, adolescent nicot
Stephen B. Fountain, Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Ohio.
James D. Rowan, Department of Psychology, Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia.
Melissa D. Muller, Department of Psychology, University of Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio.
Shannon M. A. Kundey, Department of Psychology, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland.
Laura R. G. Pickens, Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Ohio.
Karen E. Doyle, Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Ohio.
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