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How Does Memory Guide Learning? Birds Can Answer

Memory is how our past experiences shape our behavior in the future. For example, as children, we form memories of our parents and other people speaking and use those memories to learn spoken language ourselves. Forming memories cause changes to many different regions of our... click to read more

  • Wenchan Zhao | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Todd F. Roberts | Assistant Professor at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
Views 451
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 7, 2020
‘Online’ integration of sensory and fear memories

Imagine the following sequence of events. First, you walk through the tropical rainforests of Australia and hear an (unfamiliar) booming sound then see an (unknown) bird-like animal. Some days later, you see a photograph of the bird (the cassowary) with the caption "extremely dangerous". Finally,... click to read more

  • Francesca S. Wong | PhD student at School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • R. Fred Westbrook | Professor at School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Nathan M. Holmes | Research Fellow at School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 17, 2020