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Temporal integration and temporal backward associations in human and nonhuman subjects.

Authors
  • Arcediano, Francisco1
  • Escobar, Martha
  • Miller, Ralph R
  • 1 Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Learning & behavior
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2003
Volume
31
Issue
3
Pages
242–256
Identifiers
PMID: 14577548
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two experiments are reported that demonstrate temporal integration of independently acquired temporal relationships, including backward associations, in both human (Experiment 1) and nonhuman (rats, Experiment 2) subjects. The experiments were designed and analyzed in the framework of the temporal coding hypothesis (e.g., Matzel, Held, & Miller, 1988; Savastano & Miller, 1998) as a strategy toward illuminating the use of temporal information and assessing the existence of temporal backward associations. Both experiments provided evidence of retrieval of associations to an event that was expected to occur prior to the moment in time at which a stimulus was presented (i.e., backward associations). In addition, Experiment 1 constitutes the first controlled demonstration of temporal integration by human subjects.

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