Processes of Animal Memory (PLE: Memory)
Edited by Douglas L. Medin, William A. Roberts, Roger T. Davis
Psychology Press – 2014 – 268 pages
Originally published in 1976, this volume contains new and original contributions of the time addressed to a related set of ideas concerning processes of memory in animals. The theme is that animals remember and that theories of animal learning must take this into account as well as the coding processes that have been assumed to be specific to human beings. The focus of the book is on processes, and some progress is reported in differentiating types of memory. The emphasis in applying animal work to studies of human memory is made not in terms of paradigms but in terms of processes implicated via performance in a variety of tasks. Also, many of the chapters reflect the usefulness of applying a memory framework to a variety of "nonmemory" paradigms.
This work will be essential reading for all those interested in animal as well as human memory, and provided the most up to date and broadest examination of animal memory processes at the time, from both a theoretical and conceptual framework.
Preface. 1. Frank T. Ruggiero and Steven F. Flagg Do Animals Have Memory? 2. Robert C. Bolles Some Relationships between Learning and Memory 3. M.R. D’Amato and Jacquilyn K. Cox Delay of Consequences and Short-Term Memory in Monkeys 4. William A. Roberts and Douglas S. Grant Studies of Short-Term Memory in the Pigeon Using the Delayed Matching to Sample Procedure 5. Douglas L. Medin Animal Models and Memory Models 6. Norman E. Spear and Patricia J. Parsons Analysis of a Reactivation Treatment: Ontogenetic Determinants of Alleviated Forgetting 7. Roger T. Davis and Sally S. Fitts Memory and Coding Processes in Discrimination Learning 8. Raymond T. Bartus and T.E. LeVere Storage and Utilization of Information within a Discrimination Trial 9. Jesse William Whitlow, Jr. The Dynamics of Episodic Processing in Pavlovian Conditioning. References. Author Index. Subject Index.