PRIMATE AND AVIAN MEMORY PROCESSING IN A SPR TASK

  • Wright, Anthony A, (PI)
  • Wright, Anthony A, (PI)

Project: Research projectResearch Project

Description

Memory processing in humans, monkeys, and pigeons will be studied in visual
and auditory serial-probe-recognition tasks employing 5,000 different
complex color pictures and 700 different natural sounds. The SPR task will
allow fine-grained analysis to determine whether animals have the same,
different, or simpler memory systems than humans through: transfer tests
of conceptual development, maximum list length tests of memory span, probe
delay tests of the serial-position function's primacy and recency effects,
memory scanning tests of search stategies, interspecies tests of face
memory, multidimensional scaling tests of animal and human categories.
These investigations may have practical significance for improving memory
by providing a foundation for neurophysiological and drug studies as well
as scientific importance in discovering how cognition works in humans and
animals.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date4/1/813/31/97

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health

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Primates
learning
stimulus
Columbidae
Cognition
Haplorhini
Color
experiment
Learning
agricultural product
interference
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Recognition (Psychology)
Transfer (Psychology)

Keywords

  • Medicine(all)