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dc.contributor.authorUrcelay, Gonzalo
dc.contributor.otherAlcalá, José A.
dc.contributor.otherOgallar, Pedro M
dc.contributor.otherPrados, Jose
dc.description.abstractThree experiments explored whether weakening temporal contiguity between auditory cues and an outcome attenuated cue-competition in an avoidance learning task with human participants. Overall, with strong temporal contiguity between auditory cues and the outcome during training (the offset of the predictive auditory signals concurred with the onset of the outcome), the target cue trained as part of a compound yielded less avoidance behaviour than the control cue trained alone, an instance of overshadowing. However, weakening temporal contiguity during training (inserting a 5s trace) attenuated overshadowing, resulting in similar avoidance behaviour in response to the control and the target cues. Moreover, as predicted by a recent modification of Pearce’s configural theory (Pearce, 1987; see Herrera et al., 2022), temporal contiguity was critical in determining cue competition.en_UK
dc.publisherThe University of Nottinghamen_UK
dc.subject.lcshConditioned responseen_UK
dc.subject.lcshLearning, Psychology ofen_UK
dc.subject.lcshAssociation of ideasen_UK
dc.subject.lcshAvoidance (Psychology)en_UK
dc.titleFurther evidence for the role of temporal contiguity as a determinant of overshadowingen_UK
dc.subject.freeovershadowing, auditory signal, avoidance learning, configural processing, contiguityen_UK
dc.subject.jacsBiological Sciences::Psychology::Cognitive & affective psychology::Psychology of memory & learningen_UK
dc.subject.lcB Philosophy. Psychology. Religion::BF Psychologyen_UK
uon.divisionUniversity of Nottingham, UK Campus::Faculty of Science::School of Psychologyen_UK
uon.funder.controlledEconomic & Social Research Councilen_UK
uon.datatypeBehavioural data (dwell time)en_UK
uon.collectionmethodThe data was collected whilst participants participated in the experiments. In each experiment, participants experienced different conditions (within and between-subjects designs). The experiment was written in C++ and data collected in person.en_UK

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