Rachel E. Cain

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Adolescent rats show immaturities in executive function and are less able than adult rats to learn reinforcement reversals and shift attentional set. These two forms of executive function rely on the functional integrity of the orbitofrontal and prelimbic cortices respectively. Drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder, such as atomoxetine, that(More)
In an extension of a previous experiment by Zappala (1970), prior training in anatomy and physiology was investigated as a determinant of frontal EMG biofeedback performance. Fourteen subjects with no college coursework in anatomy and physiology and little demonstrated knowledge of anatomy and physiology were compared with fifteen college students with(More)
Six prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) were given reversal training on a spatial discrimination reversal task in a Wisconsin General Test Apparatus (WGTA). As with many other species, more errors occurred on the first reversal problem than during acquisition of the original discrimination. However, performance improved over training until each S eventually(More)
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