Jennifer G. Waldschmidt

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In information-integration categorization, accuracy is maximized only if information from two or more stimulus components is integrated at some pre-decisional stage. In many cases the optimal strategy is difficult or impossible to describe verbally. Evidence suggests that success in information-integration tasks depends on procedural learning that is(More)
Three experiments studied the effects of category structure on the development of categorization automaticity. In Experiment 1, participants were each trained for over 10,000 trials in a simple categorization task with one of three category structures. Results showed that after the first few sessions, there were no significant behavioral differences between(More)
Previous evidence suggests that relatively separate neural networks underlie initial learning of rule-based and information-integration categorization tasks. With the development of automaticity, categorization behavior in both tasks becomes increasingly similar and exclusively related to activity in cortical regions. The present study uses multi-voxel(More)
has revolutionized psychology. The effects have probably been greatest within cognitive psychology and perception, but the influence of f MRI has spread to almost every area of psychology. For example, there are now emerging new fields of social neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, and neuroeconomics, all largely due to fMRI. There is even a new field(More)
Many computational models in psychology predict how neural activation in specific brain regions should change during certain cognitive tasks. The emergence of fMRI as a research tool provides an ideal vehicle totest these predictions. Before such tests are possible, however, significant methodological problems must be solved. These problems include(More)
Three experiments studied the effects of category structure on the development of categorization automaticity. In Experiment 1, participants were each trained for over 10,000 trials in a simple categorization task with one of three category structures. Results showed that after the first few sessions, there were no significant behavioral differences between(More)
In Hirschsprung's disease (HD), certain intestinal nervous plexuses are absent. Sprouting nerve endings contain different amounts of synaptophysin (SY), a protein and main constituent of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) storage compartments. Due to the lack of specific markers for synapses, a qualitative analysis of nerve endings of intestinal segments affected(More)
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