Simon Brandon

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This paper describes three theoretical approaches to the representation of configural cues in generalization and discrimination in Pavlovian conditioning: that of the Rescorla-Wagner model, the Pearce model, and the authors' 'replaced elements' model. We summarize the results of a generalization experiment using the rabbit Pavlovian conditioned eyeblink(More)
Three experiments showed the modulation of a rabbit eyeblink conditioned response (CR) to a Pavlovian conditioned stimulus (CS) by 30-s stimuli (A & B) that had been differentially paired with paraorbital shock. The CS (Y) was a 1,050-ms cue that had been paired with paraorbital shock outside A or B. In testing, the amplitude of CRs was greater when Y was(More)
Four experiments showed differential modulation of defensive unconditioned responses (URs) in rabbits by contextual stimuli that Brandon and Wagner (1991) have shown similarly to modulate conditioned eyeblink responses. Two 30-s auditory cues, A and B, were differentially paired with shock. Tests were presentations of a response-eliciting probe stimulus(More)
A context-like conditioned stimulus (CS) previously paired with a food unconditioned stimulus (US) enhanced both food-related activity and insulin secretion in rats. Experiment 1 documented the effectiveness of an appetitive conditioning procedure in which a 10 sec visual CS ("x") was followed by food when embedded within one 35 sec auditory CS ("A"), but(More)
We present a phenomenological theory for phase transition dynamics with memory which yields a hyperbolic generalization of the classical phase field model when the relaxation kernels are assumed to be exponential. Thereafter, we focus on the implications of our theory in the hyper-bolic case, and we derive asymptotically an equation of motion in two(More)
Two experiments with rabbits showed that the differential modulation of a conditioned eyeblink response (CR) by 30-s auditory stimuli previously paired with shock was independent of the locus of shock application. In Experiment 1, the modulation occurred when the CR was trained with paraorbital shock and the 30-s stimuli were trained with either hindleg or(More)
Four experiments are reported that demonstrate discriminated lateralized eyeblink conditioning in rabbits and show how the phenomenon may be used to differentiate between the reflexive and emotive consequences of Pavlovian conditioning. Experiments 1, 2, and 3 characterized how 2 conditioned stimuli (CSs), contemporaneously trained with left vs. right(More)
Three experiments were conducted to ask if conditioned emotional responses (CERs) controlled by contextual cues modulate the acquisition of eyelid conditioned responses (CRs) to discrete conditioned stimuli (CSs). Experiment 1 showed that 30-s auditory stimuli that were paired with aversive shocks to one paraorbital region or the other controlled(More)
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