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HeiDI: A model for Pavlovian learning and performance with reciprocal associations

Honey, Robert C. ORCID:, Dwyer, Dominic M. ORCID: and Iliescu, Adela F. ORCID: 2020. HeiDI: A model for Pavlovian learning and performance with reciprocal associations. Psychological Review 127 (5) , pp. 829-852. 10.1037/rev0000196

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Associative treatments of how Pavlovian conditioning affects conditioned behavior are rudimentary: A simple ordinal mapping is held to exist between the strength of an association (V) between a conditioned stimulus (CS) and an unconditioned stimulus (US; i.e., VCS-US) and conditioned behavior in a given experimental preparation. The inadequacy of this simplification is highlighted by recent studies that have taken multiple measures of conditioned behavior: Different measures of conditioned behavior provide the basis for drawing opposite conclusions about VCS-US across individual animals. Here, we develop a simple model involving reciprocal associations between the CS and US (VCS-US and VUS-CS) that simulates these qualitative individual differences in conditioned behavior. The new model, HeiDI (How excitation and inhibition Determine Ideo-motion), enables a broad range of phenomena to be accommodated, which are either beyond the scope of extant models or require them to appeal to additional (learning) processes. It also provides an impetus for new lines of inquiry and generates novel predictions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: American Psychological Association
ISSN: 0033-295X
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 February 2020
Date of Acceptance: 4 February 2020
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 05:20

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