5:00 – 6:00 Executive Council Meeting
6:00 – 8:00 Cocktail reception
8:00 Continental breakfast
8:30-8:50 Introduction (Tracey Shors, Rutgers University)
8:50-9:30 Michael Domjan, University of Texas at Austin, “Rewinding history and returning to natural learning paradigms
(Introduction Michael Fanselow, UCLA)
Chair: Richard J. Servatius, UMDNJ
Robert Adamec, Memorial University, Newfoundland “Neural plasticity in stress-induced long lasting changes in defense”
Christian Grillon, NIH "Unpredictability and contextual fear in humans"
Jeffrey Rosen, University of Delaware "The neurobiology of conditioned and unconditioned fear"
11:00-11:20 Coffee break
11:20-12:00 Richard F. Thompson, USC “Mice, the cerebellum and memories”
(Introduction Joseph Steinmetz, Indiana University)
Chair: Ted Abel, University of Pennsylvania
William Falls and Mark Bouton, University of Vermont "Behavioral studies of extinction: Extinction is not unlearning"
Gregory Quirk, Ponce School of Medicine "Learning not fear: Prefrontal-amygdala circuits involved in extinction learning"
K. Matthew Lattal and Ted Abel, University of Pennsylvania "Molecular mechanisms of extinction learning
session: Conditioning and the Whole Organism
3:00-3:45 Paper session: Conditioning and the Whole Organism
Robert Murison and Anne M. Milde, University of Bergen “Effects of prior stress on the time course of IBD symptoms in male and female rats”
Ursula Stockhorst1, Paul Enck2, Geoffrey Hall3, Sandra Hausmann1, Sibylle Klosterhalfen1, 1University of Duesseldorf, 2University of Tubingen, Germany; 3University of York, UK. “How to alleviate conditioned nausea in a rotation paradigm: the effects of latent inhibition and overshadowing”
Christopher Cunningham, Oregon Health and Science University, “Reversing the order of the CS and US reversed the conditioned motivational effect of abused drugs”
3:45-4:00 Coffee break
Chair: Louis Matzel, Rutgers University
Joseph Le Doux, New York University “Synaptic plasticity in the lateral amygdala during fear learning and retrieval”
David Riccio, Kent State University “Reconsolidation reconsidered”
Ralph Miller, Binghamton University "Destructive readout or multiple representations in memory"
6:30 Cocktail hour
8:30 SPECIAL EVENING LECTURE:
Robert Trivers, Rutgers University “The evolution and psychology
of self-deception” (Introduction,
Tracey Shors, Rutgers University)
8:00 Continental breakfast
8:50-9:30 Shepard Siegel, McMaster University "Control of drug effects by interoceptive conditional stimuli: the inside story of addiction"
Chair: Diana Woodruff-Pak, Temple University
Dragana Ivkovich, Wright State University "Exploring developmental building blocks of learning and memory"
John Green, Indiana University "Using classical conditioning to study fetal alcohol syndrome"
Catherine Myers, Rutgers University "Dissociating amnesic syndromes: insights from classical conditioning"
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-11:45 Presidential Address: Tracey Shors, Rutgers University, “New Experience, new neurons, new spines, new memories”
11:45-2:00 Poster session and Lunch
W. Jeffrey Wilson & Heather E. Linz, Albion College, Experimental Neurosis in the Rat? Effect of an Increasingly Difficult Auditory Differentiation
P.M. Millin and D.C. Riccio, Kent State University, Spontaneous recovery of tolerance to the analgesic effect of morphine
D.H. Lindquist and T.H. Brown, Yale University, Antagonizing NMDA receptors in the basolateral complex of the amygdala prevents fear conditioned enhancement of the rat eyeblink reflex
M.T. Allen, M. Betancur, & M.A. Gluck, Rutgers University, Cholinergic modulation of the hippocampus during eyeblink conditioning
M.T. Allen, Y. Padilla, & M.A. Gluck, Rutgers University, Selective hippocampal lesions do not disrupt blocking in rabbit eyeblink conditioning
J.S. Higgins & T.J. Gould, Temple University, Lasting nicotine enhancement of contextual fear conditioning in C57BL/6J mice
K.H. Chan, M. Patel, and M.A.
Gluck, Rutgers University, The effects of
selective lesion of the hippocampus or the entorhinal cortex on blocking (A+,
C. Rovee-Collier, R. Barr, and H. Marrott, Rutgers University, Sensory Preconditioning and Deferred Imitation by Preverbal Infants
C. Flaherty and M. Leszczuk, Rutgers University, Effect of deprivation condition and intersolution interval on anticipatory contrast obtained with sugar-sugar and saccharin-sugar pairings
R. Gretchen, M.F. Hanson, and D.C. Riccio, Kent State University, The sand maze: an appetitive alternative to the water maze
D. Shohamy, C.E. Myers, M.A. Gluck, Rutgers University, How patients with Parkinson’s disease learn: analysis of strategies used to solve a probabilistic category learning task
B. Leuner and T.J. Shors, Rutgers University, Hippocampal-dependent learning increases density of dendritic spines in area CA1 of the hippocampus.
Chair: Tracey Shors, Rutgers University
J. Steven de Belle, University of Nevada at Los Vegas “Effects of genetic and chemical brain surgery on learning and memory in Drosophila”
Avrama Blackwell, George Mason University “The role of calcium in interactions between CS and US”
Susan Brandon, Yale University, “Componential stimulus representation in a real-time model”
Mike McDonald, Vanderbilt University “Reinforcement processes in a novel model of attention deficits and hyperactivity”
3:30-4:30 Paper session: Processes of Learning and Motivation
John P. McGann and Thomas H. Brown, Yale University “ Extinction, unlearning and synaptic depression”
Pamela S. Hunt and Sarah A. Schultz, College of William and Mary, Response-specific disruption of olfactory fear conditioning resulting from neonatal administration of a competitive NMDA antagonist”
Amanda Mortimer, Jo Anne Tracy, Richard M. McFall and Joseph Steinmetz, Indiana University, Discrimination classical conditioning in a non-clinical obsessive-compulsive population”
Steven Stout and Ralph Miller, University of New York at Binghamton
“Positive and negative mediated behavior: trade-off with number of compound-CS
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