Tag Archives: Learning Theory

Attention spreadsheet

Mike Le Pelley at University of New South Wales, implemented a “hybrid” model of attention based on models by Mackintosh (1975) and Pearce & Hall (1980) in 2004.  I’ve always tried to avoid the construct myself, but recent work has … Continue reading

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The Learning Laboratory

The video below shows the human learning laboratory here at the University of the Basque country.  It is equipped with four experiment stations, and an eye-tracking station.  Each station has a Dell Optiplex computer running an ATI 2400hd video card … Continue reading

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A pre-exposure effect that is enhanced with a change in context-

This post is going to describe an effect that looks like latent inhibition, but rather than being attenuated by a context switch, it is enhanced. The post is going to be a long one.  A lot to write, and I’m … Continue reading

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Two dimensional ANOVA- can it be done, and would you want to?

In this post I am going to try to answer the questions above.  Regarding the first question, I’ll explain where the question began for me.  Then, I will review the meaning of the terms Variance and Standard Deviation, and review … Continue reading

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Latent inhibition is not context specific & eye tracker demands?

With my new method, I have robust evidence that it produces latent inhibition.  The original goal of that experiment was to show that the eye-tracker can be shown to monitor visual attention in conditioning, validating it with a phenomenon where … Continue reading

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Misc. fears, ramblings, and upcoming posts.

Yesterday I noticed that the total amount of time spent attending to two different areas of interest summed to a total greater than the amount of time they were present, which indicated a bug in my eye-data extraction program.   The … Continue reading

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What is “Associative Learning?”

In another place, someone asked me “Will the learning models ever get it right?”  I thought that I would post my answer here, and use it as a soapbox to talk about what “Associative learning” is- or should be. Will … Continue reading

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