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WCALB | Past Program, 2006

Winter Conference on Animal Learning and Behavior
Winter Park, Colorado
February 4 - 8, 2006

Saturday, February 4, 2006

7:00pm -- Buffet and Social Hour

8:15pm -- Opening Presentations, Ideas and Discussion

Welcome and introduction to the conference. Stan Weiss

Learning within the spinal cord: Cognition without a brain. Jim Grau, Texas A&M (15 min)

Schedule-induced polydipsia under explicit positive reinforcement. Ricardo Pellón, Luciana Bayeh & Ángeles Pérez-Padilla, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid (15 min)

The Eastern Psychological Association: A contingency-related history. Stan Weiss, American University (10 min)

Sunday, February 5, 2006

4:30pm -- Drugs, Learning & Behavior
Cody Brooks, Chair

A commonly self-administered IV nicotine dose serves as a CS for sucrose.Jennifer E. Murray & Rick A. Bevins, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (10 min)

A contingency-based intervention that reduces contextual renewal of cocaine seeking. David N. Kearns & Stanley J. Weiss, American University (10 min)

Cocaine and bupropion generalize to a methamphetamine occasion setter. Carmela M. Reichel, Vanessa L. Barra, Sarah A. Berg, Jamie L. Wilkinson, & Rick A. Bevins, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (10 min)

The temporal dynamics of bupropion substitution for a nicotine CS. Jamie L. Wilkinson & Rick A. Bevins, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (10 min)

Comparable effects of cocaine- and food-based inhibitors on cocaine- or food-seeking: A confirmation of the Appetitive-Aversive Interaction Theory of Motivation. Stanley J. Weiss, David N. Kearns, Chesley J. Christensen & Mary E. Huntsberry, American University (15 min)

Extinction and reinstatement of lever pressing in enriched and isolated rats: Differential effects of amphetamine and sucrose. Emily D. Klein, Dustin J. Stairs, & Michael T. Bardo, University of Kentucky (10 min)

Reinforcing and aversive affects of caffeine measured by preference for caffeine-paired flavors before or after habitual caffeine consumption. Kevin P. Myers & Emily Izbicki, Bucknell University (15 min)

Monday, February 6, 2006


Are Animals Conscious? Turing's Test for Nonhumans.
Clive Wynne
University of Florida

5:15pm -- Focus Session: Approaches to Animal Consciousness and Cognition
Bill Timberlake, Chair & Organizer

Animal consciousness: What's the problem? Colin Allen, Indiana University (20 min)

On obtaining objective data on consciousness in other animals: Frontal assault or pincer movement? Gordon Burghardt, University of Tennessee (20 min)

What functional systems underlie consciousness in vertebrates? William Timberlake and Gary Lucas, Indiana University (20 min)

Divided attention and the matching law. Timothy A. Shahan & Christopher A. Podlesnik, Utah State University (15 min)

Acquisition of an olfactory learning set for sequences of constantly changing odors in mice. Cindy Cai, Emily Katz, Oliver Rothschild, Karina Illescas, Andriana Herrera, Sofia Huang, Anna Wong, Yvette Wojciechowski, Aida Gil, QiJiang Yan & Robert P. Bauchwitz, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Institute for Health Sciences, Columbia University (15 min)

Discussion of Focus Session on Approaches to Consciousness and Cognition
Colin Allen, Moderator

The session participants plus Clive will have an opportunity to comment, with Clive leading off, followed by contributions and questions from the audience. (to end by 7:45pm).

8:30pm -- Dinner at Fontenot's

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

4:30pm -Animal Cognition and Learning
Rick Bevins, Chair

Influence of apparatus design on conclusions about learning and memory. Robert. P. Bauchwitz, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Institute for Health Sciences, Columbia University (10 min)

Rapid solving of a simple problem apparatus by black throated monitor lizards. Gordon Burghardt (University of Tennessee), Jennifer Manrod (Knoxville Zoo), and Ruston Hartdegen (Dallas Zoo) (10 min)

Relative numerousness judgment and summation in young, middle-aged, and older adult orangutans. Ursula S. Anderson, Tara S. Stoinski, Mollie A. Bloomsmith, & Terry L. Maple, Atlanta Zoo & Georgia Inst. of Technology (10 min)

Renewal of conditioned sexual responses in domesticated quail (Coturnix japonica).Mark A. Krause, University of Portland (10 min)

Hedonic versus anticipatory explanations of flavor preference produced by flavor-nutrient conditioning: insights from second-order pairings. Kevin P. Myers & Sean Bradley, Bucknell University (15 min)

Extinction and stress. Cody Brooks, Denison University (15 min)

Wednesday, February 8, 2006 -- Check out time is 10am?-----

2006 WCALB Organizing Committee

Stan Weiss, Convener & Program
Rick Bevins
Cody Brooks
Mark Reilly, Program
Bill Timberlake, Focus Session

Five minutes will be added to the presentation times indicated for questions and discussion