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Cognition and Consolidation

  • James L. McGaugh
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Abstract

There are certain facts concerning the nature of learning in laboratory animals as well as ordinary human beings that make it difficult (and perhaps even impossible) for us to discover the neural processes and processing which enable us to learn and remember. Some of the most important and perplexing of these facts were revealed by the research of Edward Chace Tolman and his students in the Department of Psychology at Berkeley. It is through the Berkeley influence that we learned that we must distinguish learning from performance. Performance is observed.

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  • James L. McGaugh
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  1. 1.Department of Psychobiology, School of Biological SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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