The computational nature of associative learning

Nestor A. Schmajuk, Munir Gunes Kutlu

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An attentional-associative model (Schmajuk et al. 1996), previously evaluated against multiple sets of classical conditioning data, is applied to causal learning. In agreement with Mitchell et al.'s suggestion, according to the model associative learning can be a conscious, controlled process. However, whereas our model correctly predicts blocking following or preceding subadditive training, the propositional approach cannot account for those results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-224
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 22 2009


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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