Johnson, A.J., Cauchi, L. and Miles, C., 2012. Hebbian learning for olfactory sequences. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66 (6), 1082 - 1089.
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The present paper explores the generality of the Hebb repetition effect to the learning of olfactory sequences in order to assess commonality of memory functioning across sensory modalities. Participants completed a serial-order reconstruction task comprising sequences of four olfactory stimuli. Following presentation of each sequence, participants were re-presented with the odours and were required to reconstruct their order of presentation. Surreptitious re-presentation of the repeated sequence occurred on every third trial. This order reconstruction task produced a serial-position function comprising recency only for both the non-repeated and the repeated sequences. Importantly, serial-order reconstruction for the repeated odour sequence produced improved performance for that sequence compared to the non-repeated sequences. This observation of a Hebb repetition effect for olfactory sequences further supports the proposition that sequential learning can operate amodally.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Analysis of Variance; Association Learning; Cues; Female; Humans; Male; Odors; Olfactory Perception; Reaction Time; Smell; Young Adult|
|Group:||Faculty of Science & Technology|
|Deposited By:||Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic|
|Deposited On:||31 May 2016 14:05|
|Last Modified:||31 May 2016 14:05|
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