The Biology of Learning: Report of the Dahlem Workshop on the Biology of Learning Berlin, 1983, October 23-28

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  • ISBN-13: 9783642700965
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Dahlem Workshop Report / Life Sciences Research Report Series , #29
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 739
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.51 (d)

Table of Contents

General Issues in the Biology of Learning.- Animal Learning, Ethology, and Biological Constraints.- Ethology and the Natural History of Learning.- Genes, Evolution, and Learning.- The Study of Animal Learning in the Tradition of Pavlov and Thorndike.- Learning by Selection.- Biology of Invertebrate Learning.- Learning in Invertebrates.- Natural History of Honey Bee Learning.- Behavior Theory and Invertebrate Learning.- Work in Invertebrates on the Mechanisms Underlying Learning.- Biology of Invertebrate Learning: Group Report.- Biology of Learning in Nonmammalian Vertebrates.- The Natural History of Bird Learning.- Song Learning: Innate Species Differences in the Learning Process.- A Logical Basis for Single-neuron Study of Learning in Complex Neural Systems.- The Neural Basis of Imprinting.- Signals, Conditioned Directed Movements, and Species-typical Response Predispositions in Nonmammalian Vertebrates.- Cause and Function of Animal Learning Processes.- Complex General Process Learning in Nonmammalian Vertebrates.- Biology of Learning in Nonmammalian Vertebrates: Group Report.- Biology of Learning in Nonhuman Mammals.- Natural History and Evolution of Learning in Nonhuman Mammals.- Species-typical Response Predispositions.- Associative Predispositions.- Learning to See: Mechanisms in Experience-dependent Development.- Physiological and Anatomical Mechanisms: Neural Bases of Learning.- Spatial Cognition and Memory in Captive Chimpanzees.- Biology of Learning in Nonhuman Mammals: Group Report.- Biology of Learning in Humans.- Biological Predispositions to Learn Language.- On Perceptual Predispositions for Human Speech and Monkey Vocalizations.- Human Learning and Memory.- Models of Language Acquisition.- Brain Mechanisms of Language.- The Neuropsychology of Memory.- Biology of Learning in Humans: Group Report.- List of Participants with Fields of Research.- Author Index.
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