Mental imagery in animals: Learning, memory, and decision-making in the face of missing information

  title={Mental imagery in animals: Learning, memory, and decision-making in the face of missing information},
  author={A. Blaisdell},
  journal={Learning \& Behavior},
  • A. Blaisdell
  • Published 2019
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Learning & Behavior
When we open our eyes, we see a world filled with objects and events. Yet, due to occlusion of some objects by others, we only have partial perceptual access to the events that transpire around us. I discuss the body of research on mental imagery in animals. I first cover prior studies of mental rotation in pigeons and imagery using working memory procedures first developed for human studies. Next, I discuss the seminal work on a type of learning called mediated conditioning in rats. I then… Expand
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