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Learning

Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199608485
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729539 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.003.0017
Learning

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After some introductory remarks and an exposition of the general features of learning, associative and conditioned learning are introduced. Next, the difficult issue of learning casual relations is treated. Old mammals, like rodents, are already able to do that. The next step is the examination of learning through categories, especially focusing on primates’ understanding of analogies and whether they are able to treat categories as true models of the world.

Keywords: learning; generalization; causal relation; primates; rodents; associative learning; conditioned learning; categories; metaphor; metonymy

Chapter.  7642 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Physics

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